Reblog: The future of nursing……..food for thought
It is WE, the workforce, who I blame. WE who do not stand up as a group and say we’ve had enough. We who do not advocate to the public we serve that we need more nurses at the bedside and not more UAPs. We do not tell the public that more nurses equals better, more appropriate care and fewer days in the hospital.
I like pretty much everything on this blog, but this post is sobering and contains uncomfortable but compelling points. What can we do? There is so much inertia and missing the forest for the trees. Should we be writing letters to the editor? I am at a loss. Trying to fire nurses up is like setting concrete on fire with a match.