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Special Segment (Nursing Crisis) #554032

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 09, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) United States nursing shortage discussed. Scenes of nurses caring for patients shown. [Nursing supervisor Joyce CLIFFORD - discusses nursing shortage crisis.] Reasons and impact of nursing shortage detailed. [Intensive care nurse Jamie MILLER - talks about long hrs. she works.] [Hospital administration David BUSSONE - discusses shortage and resulting negative impact for patients.] Decline in nursing schools' enrollment and nurses leaving their jobs outlined. [NURSES - discuss lack of respect and low income.] [high school STUDENT - comments on how much a nurse does on the job.] Advanced medical technology mentioned. [George Washington Univ. Dr. William KNAUSS - remarks on the absolute need for nurses.] Nursing shortage resulting in decline in quality of patient care mentioned. [Nurse Denise EDMISTON - notes lack of time spent with patients.] Incr. in nurse shortage resulting in higher hospital mortality rates discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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