I have been reading in one of my monthly journals (The ANJ - Australian Nursing Journal March 2002) that the quote-
'Californian nursing unions celebrated the successful friution of 10 years lobbying when the Californian Government announced its new minimum nurse-patient ratios under the Safe staffing law.'
I have looked back over the past couple of months and havent found actual reference to this development- is it because l am not looking in the right place, for it to be seen as a positive step forward for your staffing levels or is just that it isnt seen as an important development at this stage?
Curisoty question here -
I am a firm beleiver in our nursing association in Australia and see them as having acheived a lot of positive steps for nurses in general - however - it is a long and difficult struggle as l do not believe that nurses are valued beyond lip service by any body except the 'general public' - That is why there is this eternal struggle for both recognition and renumeration. -
Iam interested in how the moves towards nurse patient ratios are viewed within your countries.
Mar 15, '02
Look at these previous threads:
***Get CALIFORNIA STAFFING RATIOS here***
Hot off the press from CNA:
California Staffing Ratios
The ratios must still be finalized following
a public comment period.
The official minimum nurse-to-patient ratios set by the Department of Health Services.
Calif: "Nurses + Politics"
Check out this newspaper commentary re California's staffing legislation and the nursing unions.
Also visit CNA's website listed above.
Mar 16, '02
Thank you NRSKaren RN
I thought it must have mad the bulletin board somewhere just couldnt find it - l do hope that this continues in the rigyt direction for the nurses there - it is a step forward and one that l thought would have more general discussion from other nurses
Thank you again