take another look at what you wrote here. i don't believe you really feel that way.
i suspect that like the rest of us, you do your best for your patients, regardless of the crap you are putting up with from your administration.
our strong ethics are exploited, and if there were no avenues of recourse besides compromising patient care, the exploitation would go on forever, while becoming increasingly more extreme.
i believe we are advancing in strength and negotiation savvy, therefore, reducing exploitation.
one of our greatest allies is public awareness - even in the form of a salary hall of shame.