Posted on August 31, 2021
The August 21 New York Times article “Nursing Is in Crisis: Staff Shortages Put Patients at Risk” details the critical staffing issues raised by health leaders, organizations and academia. The burden of caring for COVID-19 patients and their communities has taken a heavy physical and emotional toll on health care workers, leaving many suffering from trauma, burnout, and increased health challenges.
The Tri-Council for Nursing, shares these concerns and calls for all eligible individuals to be vaccinated and masked to stem the tide of this surge.
For patients, health care workers are often the difference between life and death. During this pandemic, they remain on the front lines risking their own health and wellbeing in the process. It is imperative we do all we can to support them in this fight.
Deborah Trautman, president & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Loressa Cole, CEO, American Nurses Association, Robyn Begley, CEO, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, David Benton, CEO, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Beverly Malone, president & CEO, National League for Nursing
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