"Until I began
this work, I had not yet begun to think"
Why Nurses Leave the Bedside:
Many terms utilized recur within these
pages, and an understanding of their use in this study required for clarity
of the purpose , proof, and hypothesis forming this study's
Chapter One: Magnitude and Scope:
A] Our Numbers and Demographics 2000 The Data from the 2000 RN National Survey Gateway Page with links to specific topics
A] Nurses Early Perception of the Shortage [what they said in survey]
B] What Nurses Experienced in the Work Setting of the 1990s or Why Didn't They Listen-How the current Crisis Shortage was created
C]Salient Points behind The Numbers [or why the numbers show what they do in a sort of historical context]
D] What Management says
|Chapter Two: The
Health Care Industry and Nurses Within it
their Profits, Stance, Board composition & CEO Salaries
The American Conversion from Non-profit to Corporate [for profit] Hospital Systems
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CHAPTER FOUR: Factors Fueling the Shortage
The Facts and Dirty Low Down about Why you feel just as poorly paid as in 1992 , comments by nurses regarding their salaries , and let's get real. Money DOES matter.
All about where nurses practice , and why they say they just can't be paid enough till it changes
|The Alpha Factors Fueling the Shortage
Despite the identification of many different complaints and concerns seen as contributing to the current Crisis shortage, those many concerns can be consolidated into two alpha factors in which the others are subtextural.
All attempts to address the shortage are
futile without addressing these alpha factors in tandem. Relief from the
exertion of either alpha factor on the market in which the labour resource
[nursing] occurs will inevitably affect the other alpha factor with
which either alpha factor is inextricably liked.
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Chapter Five: The Conflict
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Chapter Sixt : Closing
"Until I began this work, I had not yet begun to think" Lillian Wald, Nurse and Co-Founder of The Henry Street Settlement