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Burnout A Problem For Nurses
2012-11-07 06:46:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that long work shifts can cause nurses to feel burned out and dissatisfied with their job, while leaving their patients dissatisfied with their care. The researchers stated that prolonged working hours were becoming more and more common in hospitals. The study is touted as the first to look at the connection between the length of a nurse´s shift and...

2012-11-01 11:27:58

New Measure Prohibits Hospitals from the Dangerous Practice of Forcing Nurses to Work Excessive Hours as an Alternative to Providing Safe Staffing Levels Frontline Nurses and Legislator Outline Provisions of the Law, Announce Plans to Track Compliance by Employers and Report Violations to Department of Public Health BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, along with State Representative...

2012-10-30 11:25:55

New Measure Prohibits Hospitals from the Dangerous Practice of Forcing Nurses to Work Excessive Hours As an Alternative to Providing Safe Staffing Levels Legislators Passed the Law as Part of Cost Containment Bill Last Summer to Prevent Hospitals from Cutting Costs by Cutting Patients' Access to Appropriate Nursing Care BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. What: Representatives from the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National...

2012-10-05 06:24:12

GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center walked out of the hospital this morning at 7 a.m. to begin a 24 hour unfair labor practice strike, the first nurses' strike in the history of the Greenfield-based hospital. The action comes at the end of a year of fruitless negotiations. The nurses were joined by community and labor supporters as well as by more than 100 nurses from hospitals across the state who share...

2012-10-04 06:27:19

WHERE: Nurses will gather outside Baystate Franklin Medical Center to conduct strike picketing at 164 High Street in Greenfield, MA WHEN: At 7 a.m. on Oct. 5 nurses will gather outside the hospital to greet their colleagues exiting the building and begin the 24-hour strike Nurses Will Picket for 24 hours and will be prepared to re-enter the hospital on Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. to resume care of patients GREENFIELD, Mass., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 209 nurses...

2012-10-02 06:26:04

Protest Unfair Labor Practices and Mistreatment of Nurses as Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Prepare to Strike on Friday, Oct. 5 SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of registered nurses from across the commonwealth will picket and rally in front of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Oct. 3. The members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association are holding their annual convention this week in Springfield. Wednesday afternoon they will leave...

2012-09-26 06:24:55

Working For Settlement While Preparing For Strike GREENFIELD, Mass., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center return to the negotiating table tomorrow with management in an attempt to settle their contract and avert a strike. The nurses recently notified Baystate management of their intention of a one day strike starting at 7 a.m. on October 5. Tomorrow's session is the only one scheduled before the strike deadline. (Logo:...

2012-08-06 06:24:22

New Measure Prohibits Hospitals from Forcing Nurses to Work Excessive Hours As an Alternative to Providing Safe Staffing Levels BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United were at the State House today to witness Governor Deval Patrick's signing of a new health care cost containment law that includes a ban on the dangerous practice of utilizing mandatory overtime as an alternative to providing safe registered...

2012-07-31 14:22:06

New Measure Prohibits Hospitals from Forcing Nurses to Work Excessive Hours, a Dangerous Practice Being Used As an Alternative to Providing Safe Staffing Levels Numerous Studies Have Linked Forced Overtime to a Rise in Costly Medical Errors, Patient Complications and Patient Deaths as Exhausted Nurses Provide Substandard Care BOSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United applauds the Massachusetts Legislature for its efforts...

2012-06-28 10:25:33

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) is questioning the impact of last year's State Issue 3 after today's U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. The decision included maintaining the "minimum coverage" provision that will provide access to healthcare for the 50 million adults and children in the U.S. who currently lack adequate coverage. Ohio voters cast a vote of non-support for provisions of the ACA in November...