Sunrise Hospital's Strike Essay by Master Researcher

Sunrise Hospital's Strike
This paper discusses the nurses' strike in Sunrise Hospital protesting the workload increase and compromised patient safety.
# 90478 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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When one hospital closes, their patient load is absorbed elsewhere. The paper describes how Sunrise Hospital absorbed the patient load from a competitor who closed their doors. This paper reviews the current nursing strike situation due to the dramatically increased workload in light of the communicative efforts that could have prevented the strike. The paper also reviews those methods that administration can use in order to smooth the transition back to a healthier operating state when the nurses return to work.

From the Paper:

"An all too common business practice took place at Sunrise Hospital. After neighboring competition closed, the existing business absorbed its competitor's clients or patient load. Unfortunately, while Sunrise's upper management might have anticipated and hoped for this from a profitability standpoint, they never alerted or made provisions among staff to handle the increased workload throughout the hospital and specifically, the increased workload among nurses. Following the unforeseen workload increase among nurses, even after incidents related to patient safety occurred and nurses complained to their management, the complaints were not forwarded to upper management or hospital administration nor were they resolved. As a result, collectively, the hospital nurses went out on strike."

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