A few days ago there was an article on Medscape about the political efforts of Terri Mills, a nurse working hard to get a bill passed that would place a nurse at the same level of the Surgeon General for the United States, a nurse who would work with the Surgeon General on national health care issues.
"Unleash The Nurses" is one of the headings and you can read the entire article here.
This is one of my absolute favorite quotes from the article, as stated by Susan Hassmiller of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
"People are looking for solutions for how to deliver better patient care,
how to be better providers, what do better systems look like. To not
have a nurse at all high-ranking decision-making tables—something's
wrong with that picture. You would never make legal decisions without
having a lawyer involved, so to make decisions about patient and
population care, and not have a nurse at the table is ludicrous."
Amen to that.
*photo courtesy of Yahoo.com images.