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Who is really the criminal - the nurse? or the administration that places too many demands on us?

Updated: Feb 27

In my book, I talk about how my 12-hour shifts often turned into 14. I remember how exhausted I was, only to have to turn around and do it all over again with very little sleep. One time, it was so bad that my husband got a ride to the hospital to drive me home because I could barely hold my head up. How did I even make it through my shift?

With more and more demands being placed on nurses by administrative personnel who have probably never worked the front lines - who is really to blame when errors occur?

In 2017 RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide when she administered the wrong medication to a 74-year-old patient. There were many nurses who supported her, some even quit their jobs. Click the link to see interviews with nurses and their opinions of Vaught's circumstance...what are your thoughts?

On May 13, 2022, RaDonda Vaught was sentenced to 3 years of supervised probation and the judge said that she'll never work in nursing again...fair?

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