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Can the Government force us back to work?

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I am a disabled RN.  I am wondering can the government force us back to work.  It sounds like that is happening with other countries.  

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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I wouldn't look at other countries, they don't dictate our policies. But, I guess if they ever run out of funds, they could stop disability payments. I doubt it will ever happen, but theoretically, it could

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rosepetals specializes in Sitting in the recliner..

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I realize that other countries don't dictate our policies.  Still I wonder if there is any emergency protocol for recalling nurses.  The ones on the front line are dropping like flies.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Where are nurses on the front lines dropping like flies? 

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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There are many new grads out there who can deal with any nursing shortages.  It is far from being an issue. At least in the US.

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On 3/7/2020 at 9:18 PM, rosepetals said:

I realize that other countries don't dictate our policies.  Still I wonder if there is any emergency protocol for recalling nurses.  The ones on the front line are dropping like flies.

What do you mean?

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Due to my “retired” for length of service status, I was subject to recall to active duty in the military until the age of 65. We were told at our retirement briefings that our retired pay was in actuality retainer pay. I have never heard of civilian nurses being forced to work. Or anyone else for that matter. If that were the case, there would be no nurses who want and need to work, out of work. That certainly is not the case. Think someone is worrying a little too much.

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On 3/7/2020 at 6:18 PM, rosepetals said:

I realize that other countries don't dictate our policies.  Still I wonder if there is any emergency protocol for recalling nurses.  The ones on the front line are dropping like flies.

1st of all let's drop the hyperbole - Nurses on the front lines are not dropping like flies. In fact there are no statistics currently available to even suggest such a thing. This is the kind of fearmongering we need less of not more. Most facilities have put in place solid guidelines to protect employee's and keep hospitals open and staffed. The OP would be better off securing more toilet paper. 

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rosepetals specializes in Sitting in the recliner..

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It's curious today I am hearing they are recalling retired nurses to work in the states.  No I was not fear mongering.  Just aware of the situation that was coming.  

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10 minutes ago, rosepetals said:

It's curious today I am hearing they are recalling retired nurses to work in the states.  No I was not fear mongering.  Just aware of the situation that was coming.  

Optional or mandatory?

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