THANK YOU SO MUCH for this information!!
It just goes to prove our point again, doesn't it?
Please note that the "Reply to Barton" topic's thread has been closed by the Administrator, bshort, and that he has created THIS FORUM to bring that discussion over here and make it more focused. If you note the previous posts, you will see that bshort is highlighting our discussions in the next issue of NURSE-ZINE (19,000 subscribers!) and that one of our writers, Canrckid, has posted the name, e-mail, etc. for Sylvia Johnson (with her permission) from
As I believe you are aware, we are writing/e-mailing, etc. the ANA, legislators, AARP, state nursing associations, etc. re: nurse/patient ratios and LICENSED nurses at the bedside.
PLEASE HELP continue our efforts at reform!!
As I've said before, if we just send a brief spate of messages, and then give up, how can we accomplish anything?
I believe that we MUST PERSIST in writing at regular and polite intervals, so that the "powers that be" KNOW that we ARE NOT GIVING UP!!!
I urge you to report what you have told us today to Sylvia Johnson at ABC's 20/20. Will you?
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR VERY INFORMATIVE POST!
I have asked everyone to post what they have written, to whom, and any responses they have received.
LOOK AT HOW MUCH WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN THIS BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME!!!
LET'S NOT GIVE UP!!!