I’d say that “NursesTakeDC not just for the nurses of today, but for the day we will be patients. We are on the front line and see the shortcomings from lost due to under staffing, but it is the patients who suffer the most immediate ramifications. Those are friends, family, and eventually, each and every one of us.” Is that what you meant?
I often think the single biggest mistake nurses make is forgetting that they too will need the care they provide others, and not acting aggressively to force change to protect patients and staff until they fall victim to the understaffed system that has put nursing care on the chopping block.
It bothers me to see such wonderful, empathetic, educated professionals not consider what they would do if it were them in the bed tomorrow. Would they go to their own facility? Or would they fear for their safety? If the answer is the latter, then they need to advocate now.
I’ve been sick for years, and I know I won’t live long enough to see a total overhaul of healthcare. But I’d love to see nurses take back power over healthcare.
Emily Cardwell, MSN, RN @kynurse4change
NursesTakeDC 2018 details here:
Andrew Lopez, RN
Nursefriendly National Directories
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856-415-9617, Fax: 856-415-9618, firstname.lastname@example.org, @nursefriendly