I have to disagree with this assesment. As a critical care nurse in the Atlanta area, many of my collegues (including myself) do not work pass those hours this article implies. You write on the negligence of one (or a few bad providers) and apply it to an entire group. This is simply not true. Were you aware that if a hospital is short staffed, they have nursing pools they can draw from whether they are in a union or not? If a healthcare provider is impaired with mental and physical fatigue, then something else going on. So before you crucify the entire healthcare industry, please find out the whole story behind the headlines first.
Oct 23 2007 - 10:41pm