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Should Massachusetts adopt a proposal limiting the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time?

The Boston Globe: Growing up, I used to watch my mother getting ready for the night shift, and I knew that she truly loved what she did. She was a pediatric nurse, and those kids – in addition to her own – were her whole life. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, and I’m so proud to have followed in her footsteps. But I’ve learned a lot about the challenges we face.

Should Massachusetts adopt a proposal limiting the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time?

The Boston Globe: As a registered nurse for 36 years I have often been asked by friends and family members, what is the most important thing to know to be safe in the hospital? My answer is, it depends on how many other patients your nurse is expected to care for at one time.

Letter: BMC nurses use voices for patients and fairness

Berkshire Eagle: This isn’t about a statewide agenda, this is about our hospital and our patients. We are the ones who face real people in fear and need everyday. Our patient satisfaction scores are high because we work hard to make each patient feel they are a priority. But we only have so many hands, and there aren’t enough anymore.

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