Car­ing trumps surf­ing

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

Why would the hos­pi­tal rep­re­sen­ta­tive claim that nurses’ staffing pro­pos­als are un­nec­es­sary, ex­cept to serve its own short-term fi­nan­cial in­ter­ests (“Twin Cities nurses vote on sec­ond strike,” ModernHealth­care.com, June 21)?

Nurses do not want to sit around surf­ing the Web all day; nurses want to de­liver ex­cel­lent care to peo­ple in need. Hos­pi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tors con­ve­niently for­get that nurs­ing care is the rea­son peo­ple are hos­pi­tal­ized.

The nar­row-mind­ed­ness that per­mits hos­pi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tors to be­lieve that med­i­cal care is all that mat­ters hin­ders qual­ity care, and ul­ti­mately drives nurses to ex­treme mea­sures such as strik­ing. It is truly shame­ful.

Teresa Good­ell Reg­is­tered nurse

Aloha, Ore.

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