Really what happened to America that in the wealthiest country in the world we have so many people working under the threat of losing their jobs & knowingly doing far less than satisfactory care, & this is widespread now. I know, we are lucky we are not in Pakistan or Zimbabwe, but really that's besides the point. We are the wealthiest nation n the world. This should not happen (& BTW things aren't that bad in many so-called Third World countries as we are led to believe from TV images. I've been to many...)
There is a level of arrogance in management in America that is not present in many countries, probably a result of at-will employment laws, absence of unions (altho' they are far from perfect) & we are a hopeful, optimistic people who think bad times are only temporary, but I wonder...the results of globalization, immigration & technology may result in changes in our work situation, employment opportunities & economic strength we have not experienced before. While healthcare cannot be outsourced like manufacturing or accounting, as more people flock to healthcare jobs as 'recession-proof(?)" there will be oversupply, & frankly, America cannot survive as an oversized hospital with deep unemployment & recession everywhere.