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The paper discusses how modern nursing legislation has been proposed to Congress that would address serious concerns in the nursing profession. These concerns have a direct affect on every individual that utilizes health care today. The paper further discusses how Clark and Clark contend that nurses in the twenty-first century are commonly having to work extended overtime hours to meet the nursing shortage, as well as contend with low wages, and insufficient working conditions. The paper describes how, because nurses are forced into positions of care that can result in medical errors to patients, many nurses are therefore leaving the profession. The paper analyzes how the Quality of Nursing Care Act of 2004, and the Safe Nursing and Patient Care Act of 2005 were introduced as legislation in the United States Congress to address these issues.
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