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Special Assignment (Nursing Shortage) #68771

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) [Student nurse Patricia BARBEAU - explains her idealism.] [Marilyn ROBERTS, Ann DANIELS, Holly MUNCH - outline problems faced by nurses.] Current nursing shortage examined; related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. [Georgia SOBIETCH - notes impact on quality of care.] Nursing shortages at various hospitals throughout United States cited. [National Council of Health Centers spokesperson Jack MacDONALD - notes need for more nurses.] [SOBIETCH - cites problems with part-time nurses.] Cuts in nursing education funds by Reagan administration, as well as Medicaid and Medicare funds, examined. [University of Illinois Hospital director of nursing Roxane SPITZER - comments.] [American Nurses Association president Barbara NICHOLS - criticizes stereotype of nurses.] Call for upgrading of standards of nursing education reported.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Robinson, Max

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