- Aug 10, 2013
- Reaction score
- Cambridge, MA
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Liberal
Aside from nurses being subject to rampant physical, verbal and emotional abuse (especially from the right-wing) hospitals are not hiring nurses -- despite there being an excess of them -- because they cut into profits. The for-profit system of healthcare is an ABYSMAL failure, and people are dying because of it. The COVID pandemic would have hit America far less severely if hospitals were adequately staffed. However, there's no money in healthcare unless you overcharge for services and medicine, underperform for patients, and overwork the employees.
This is a global phenomenon. E.g.,
Lack of EU staff adding to shortages: ‘There aren’t enough to deliver care we need’
According to figures from the Federal Employment Agency, the number of nurses working in Germany has fallen significantly since the start of the coronavirus...
‘I can’t even explain to you how hard it is to get up and go to work’: Nurses face Omicron, a worker shortage — and shifting rules
President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association says shortage is ‘a crisis.’