While preservation of life was the focus during the storms and soon after, when each storm passes focus turns to cleanup, assessing damage and rebuilding, all of which can take weeks, months, even years.
It’s not what you think. Nurse Elise Wilson was stabbed multiple times in July by a patient unhappy with his medical care. In many states, being a nurse is more dangerous than being a police officer or a prison guard. It’s a profession with a stunning amount of violence.
The American Journal of Nursing's legal and ethical contributing editors offer insight on the issues raised by a case in which a Canadian nurse's Facebook post complaining about a family member's medical care resulted in disciplinary action by the licensing board.
Nurses are our front line of patient care, so leading hospitals are providing them with the tools to speak up and effect real change. Health care is growing increasingly complex. Leading-edge hospitals know the most direct route to enhancing patient outcomes is to invest in those closest to the patients — nurses.