Tag Archives: National Nurses United

Best Of Nurse Talk: RNs Deborah Burger and Jean Ross on Robot Doctors and the Robin Hood Tax

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Ahhhh, technology! It’s a very good thing, but when are we going too far? Should ROBOTS replace doctors and nurses? Can they diagnose and treat patients? Well it’s already happening in some hospitals. Get the good, the bad, and the ugly on this emerging trend when Casey and Shayne visit with National Nurses United RN…

Global Nurses? Yes, It’s Necessary

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We mentioned a few weeks ago that we attended the National Nurses United Conference here in San Francisco. We met nurses from most of the states and from over 13 other countries. It’s very interesting to talk to nurses from around the world because even though the healthcare systems are different than ours in the U.S. (most we…

RNs DeAnn McEwen and Michelle Mahon on Electronic Medical Records

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RNs DeAnn McEwen and Michelle Mahon tell it like it is. EMR, or Electronic Medical Records, systems are rolling out “live” in hospitals across the country. BUT WAIT! Were nurses at the table when these systems were designed and then implemented? Did these hospitals insure the safety of each patient by making sure nurses were…

There is No Other Planet We Can Go To.

There is No Other Planet We Can Go To.

“Of all the unions I’m talking to, nobody has a better global vision than nurses,” Brown said to big applause. “If you can link your immediate occupational objectives with the larger sense of what we need to do as human beings, you become a very powerful organization.” – California Governor Jerry Brown With the magnificent…

Summer Vaycay. Clowns Without Borders. Forced Flu Shots?

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The nurses are on vaycay this week. Well, not really, they still have their day jobs…but our sound engineer is in Barbados. Well, not really, its probably hot there now, but she IS taking a breather in an undisclosed location. And who could blame her? So, this week we rewind an inspiring Best of Nurse…

Michael Lighty on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Try as we might to stay away from polarizing issues on our show, it seems you can’t talk about health and healthcare without touching on these controversial topics. The Keystone XL Pipeline is one of those issues. It could have a significant impact on the health of communities in the tar sands production areas along its route and refinery…

7 Ways the Affordable Care Act May Shift Costs to Patients

7 Ways the Affordable Care Act May Shift Costs to Patients

The burden of cutting costs is on patients, not corporate healthcare profiteering. by Karen Higgins, National Nurses United With the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act near, it’s time to ask if the decision to put the burden of cutting costs on patients, not corporate healthcare profiteering, is the…