Idea: class-action suits by nurses for putting patients at undue risks

  1. Found this intriguing idea in:

    A Conversation with Suzanne Gordon
    http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/...i-l-02-03.html
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Just a thought here....
    Maybe she would enjoy seeing some replys from the Unbelievable thread..
    Just a thought
    Zoe
  4. by   BBFRN
    Wow, she really hit the nail on the head, didn't she?
  5. by   renerian
    Very interesting.......

    renerian
  6. by   debyan
    ".. nurses can't protect you if they aren't there with you. There are also [a] lot of medical injuries [that] have to do with fact that system won't listen to nurses."Susanne Gorden
    So true, if only the right people would listen. deb
  7. by   flowerchild
    Thank you so much for sharing this article. I read it. Know it all too well. Then read the copyright. The article is almost 3 years old. Nothing changed. Every bit of it as relevant today as it was 3 years ago. Nurses, we have a long hard road ahead of us.
  8. by   JulieBean2U
    Wow. All the frustration of nursing seems to spring up in me as I read this article. Reminds me of those NEAT patients with FMP syndrome. (Fluff My Pillow Syndrome for the novice.) One of the things I Love to hear from a petulant and demanding patient is, "I PAY you to wait on me!!!" I very pleasantly ask them to bring back their hospital bill after discharge and show me where "nursing" costs are billed, and I'LL REFUND THEM. NURSING IS GENERALLY NOT PART OF THE MEDICAL COST BREAKDOWN. TIME FOR A CHANGE?

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