http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540229,00.html ----UK Story
Diesel_dyk wrote:Yah happens in the US too. Bean counters try to get away with minimal coverage all the time. Usually ends up with over worked and bitchy nurses and nothing gets done about it until enough nurses give up and leave.
And every once in a while you get a Dr death or some nurse poisoning someone
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.h … 946997D6CF ---- Published in 1908
I'm sure you could find more if you wanted though.
So how well to you think a socialized health plan would help/harm nurses?
Diesel_dyk wrote:And there is a lot more where that came from
whether its intentional or not. Nurses get overworked in any system and its the patients that suffer.
Well, I could find more... Also I could argue that there is just as much if not more disinformation being propagated by the other side.
Diesel_dyk wrote:So, if you were to use a story like that one to "prove" national healthcare is a bad idea, I would call it disinformation.
All it shows is that people in health care professions are human, they make mistakes, they get frustrated, they get mad. The article you quote provides the best solution for unprofessional behavior.
"These bad, cruel nurses may be - probably are - a tiny proportion of the nursing work force, but even if they are only one or two percent of the whole they should be identified and struck off the Register.”
IMO that advice should be used in any profession from nurse to teacher to lawyer to doctor to cop to politican etc. We would all be better off. The article proves something, but I don't think you were holding it up for that purpose.