SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- It was the end of my shift, and I listened as one of my co-workers was being hassled over the phone for the second time that day. The computer wouldn’t release a patient record, and a nurse in another department was blaming her.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --When Kelly Brown gave birth three years ago, she labored for 22 hours, much of the time hooked up to an IV line that restricted her movement. Repeatedly offered pain medication she did not want, she narrowly avoided getting a Caesarean section.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- During nursing school, I remember my first clinical instructor initiating us into one of the paradoxical truths of health care: “You don’t come to the hospital to sleep.”
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --Last year, a Seattle nurse named Kim Hiatt committed suicide. Ms. Hiatt’s death came nearly seven months after she had given an unintended overdose to an infant heart patient, a medical error that was said to have contributed to the child’s death days later.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a fourth year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are postponing or forgoing medical care.
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Liz Di Bernardo