The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing.
When nearly 8,000 at SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses, technicians and other hospital employees went on strike in January, Swedish Hospital management hired temporary replacement workers, some of whom lacked the proper credentials to work at the hospital, putting patients in harm’s way.
That’s what happens when our healthcare system is built on the principle of maximizing profits—not maximizing patients’ well-being.
Between the stress, anxiety and long hours – could lead to depression. Please check in on your fellow nurse.
Listen to FNA/OPEIU Local 713 member Matt Price on the Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends radio show by clicking here.