Nurse/Patient Ratios

This piece offers an overview of the approach to nurse/patient ratios in a number of jurisdictions including Australia, California, and, of course, Canada. It is clear that there is still considerable resistance to the notion of fixing ratios, highlighting the tensions between funding, management control and adequate patient care. As these tensions persist, nurses are expressing ever greater concern over patient care and their own ability to provide the care they believe is required.

Read the full topic »

For reasons of confidentiality (of coworkers, employers and patients) or to comply with policies or agreements that bind the CFNU, posts may be edited or deleted at the sole discretion of CFNU. Individual responses may not be possible. You may view the CFNU's privacy policy here.