Caring trumps surfing
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