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ana and nysna condemn exploitation of filipino registered nurses

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these brave nurses deserve the nursing community's full support because they refused to remain in a situation where patients were being denied the kind of ...

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Good for them! I hope the ANA puts pressure on the NY state legislature to look into the agency's supporting this kind of @#$. :angryfire

I'll bet you the NY Times and NY Post dig up a dirt storm over this.

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Good. I consider this exploitation to be borderline slave labor.

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If these dirty birds treat home grown nurses like crap one can just imagine what they will do to nurses from other lands.

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We have known much about this for sometime, and have not been happy with their treatment. And this is not anything new for them. They have been doing things like this for some time. And yet, nurses still sign with them.

No idea why......but they do. and hundreds of them are in the petitioning process with them, and for nursing homes..................WHY?

Wish someone could explain it where it actually made sense.

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Unfortunately this is not somethimg new. This maybe the first case where filipino nurses actually had the guts to do something about their unsafe nursing practice. Filipino nurses come to this country in search of greener pasture and have not a clue how the system works. These young inexperience nurses just want a better life so they can in turn help support their family back home. I wish them luck, fairness and justice. May the " force" be with them.

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If the Philippines had a good economy and plenty of jobs, would we even be discussing this? Would there even be Filipino nurses?

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If nurses were treated well and had good conditions, we wouldn't have this nursing shortage on a nationwide scale, would we?

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Why does it take foreign nurses to have the cajones to do something about this? We all know this is just the tip of the iceberg.

These foreign nurses deserve accolades from everybody, what courage!

American nurses who make an art form out of accepting crappy working conditions should stop priding themselves on their ability to perform in unsafe conditions (i.e. 1 to 8 or more ratio), and learn something from this group of awesome nurses.

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We have known much about this for sometime, and have not been happy with their treatment. And this is not anything new for them. They have been doing things like this for some time. And yet, nurses still sign with them.

No idea why......but they do. and hundreds of them are in the petitioning process with them, and for nursing homes..................WHY?

Wish someone could explain it where it actually made sense.

I have family in the Philippines, who have been patients in the hospitals over there. I also trained, and then worked there for a short time, 30 years ago. BUT, conditions don't seem to have changed much. Nurses currently make an average of $300/month. They apply for nursing homes in the U.S. because they know that this is one of the "highest demand" areas, and they just want to GET into this country. It is, sadly, the ONLY reason some people enter into nursing school over there... to get over here. They may leave husbands, children, and families behind. They work as many shifts as they can, often at more than one job, so they may send money back to their families.

My experience was that nurses in the Philippines were treated with very little respect. God forbid they should question a doctor's orders, or make a suggestion. The doctor is always right. Nurses were there to carry out orders. The nurses I was in contact with would stand when a doctor entered the room, and follow him around, carrying his chart for him. As a family member of a patient, I found that doctors were reluctant to divulge much medical information to the family. It seemed to be an attitude of "I'm the doctor, so I'm right". The doctors I were in contact with didn't like it when I asked questions about my family member (who was in very critical condition.) One doctor called me "doctor" whenever he saw me...and it was sarcastically. We were told to get a private duty nurse if we were admitted into the hospital, to be sure of getting adequate care. Patient loads for floor nurses may be 12-16 patients/nurse, or more.

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This "crap" Has Been Going On Since 1963....... The Filipino Nurses Are Lovely People To Work With Once They Have Been Properly Oriented......

but The Real Problem Has Been The Ana Verbally Condemming The Action And Not Doing Anything More....... Their Are Unscruplous Agencies That Promise These Girls Everthing And Deliver Nothing. Once Here They Are Under The Unscruplous Hosp Admins That Only Look At Profit Margins. I Hope Nurses Realize That We Are Considered A Liability In A Hosp As They Cannot Make Money On Us. Hosp Admins Use Them To Keep The Cost Of American Nurses Down.... Good Ole Law Of Supply And Demand... Add The Cheaper Nurse And Supply Side Is Eliminated. Thereby Keeping All Nurses' Salaries Down. I'm Not Cynical It's Just Business And When They Say They Have No Money Look Around And See Their priorities..... Follow The Money Trail........

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