I for one am ready for this election to be over! It has been the longest campaign, and of course has turned into one of the dirtiest ever! But then there is an awful lot at stake this time. The economy has never been as bad as it is now, and health care in this country has never been at such a low. As nurses we are part of one of the largest industries in this nation and we have a HUGE voice. There are almost 3 million of of us and we can influence this election and the way this country addresses health care and the nursing shortage. We…
Vote in the Poll
I just added a poll in the sidebar. You can only vote once, but give us your opinion who should become the next US President and VP. It’s totally unscientific, just for fun, and anyone is allowed to voice their opinion whether they are a U.S. citizen or not. If you are a U.S. citizen, please remember to register and vote on Nov. 4!! Thanks for participating. Be an INFORMED voter! Information on the Health Care Plans for each candidate is available here.
ANA Website Explains Choice of Obama Biden Ticket
The American Nurses Association has endorsed the Obama Biden ticket for President and VP in the 2008 election. To find out more about why the ANA believes Obama and Biden will be a better choice to help nurses, see the new website they have created to help voters make an informed choice. Information and materials are available from this site for nurses to educate others.
ANA Endorses Obama
The American Nurses Association has has announced its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) for President in the 2008 election. The ANA has endorsed presidential candidates since 1984. The process includes inviting candidates to submit a questionnaire on nursing and health care issues and having a personal interview. ANA also considers the results of its online survey of members. Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addressed the ANA House of Delegates in June, 2008 and spoke about the need for real change to the U.S. health care system. ANA President Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, is urging nurses, who represent the largest faction of health care workers in the…
Skin in the Game (Book Review)
I recently reviewed another great book for my site at Suite101.com called Skin in the Game by John Hammergren and Phil Harkins. The subtitle of the book, How Putting Yourself Today Will Revolutionize Health Care Tomorrow, gives you a window into the topic of the book. This is a terrific book about the evolution of the healthcare industry. It provides terrific insight into how we got to this point and what we need to do to resolve the health care crisis. It’s a must read for anyone studying to be a nurse, and anyone continuing their education into areas such as health care administration or becoming an independent practitioner such…