I am a … nursing student and as a future registered nurse, the state of our health care in Nova Scotia terrifies me. I urge you to work with the NSGEU to provide a better staffing ratio. Evidence clearly states that higher nurse-patient ratios decrease morbidity and mortality and is far more cost-effective in the long run. They aren’t asking for much; they’re asking for the right to be able to provide better care for their patients.
While in clinical, it was evident that the nurses truly cared for their patients but were unable to provide anything more than the basics to them because they were so run off their feet. Nurses are constantly being forced to “work short” which doesn’t give them any choice than to do more with less.