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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:43 PM
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3. Another aspect of the costs is related to staffing shortages & the stratification of "care".
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 01:56 PM by patrice
Non-conformists (Whistle-blowers) in such a culture, whether they are right or wrong, get terminated in various ways and replaced. The churn alone affects the quality of care, not to mention that functional adaptations are never tested and identified and implemented if they are in fact good for the quality of care. Everything keeps just stumbling forward, because of the shortages; whoever gets terminated (maintenance, CNAs, CMAs, and Nurses), as long as they don't have any felony in their backgrounds, can go anywhere in the country and be re-employed IMMEDIATELY. Once re-employed, any potential effect, whether it could be positive or negative, just gets churned back into the systems all over again. It's one big vicious circle driven by staffing shortages.
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  - Another aspect of the costs is related to staffing shortages & the stratification of "care".  patrice   Apr-25-11 01:43 PM   #3 
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