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Who cares if we don't value nurses?

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 33Pat Ramdhanie RGN HV DNDThe debate over nursing versus social care never ends, especially in the field of long-term care. A cynic might say that the difficulties are financial because nurses are a scarce resource, if not a luxury item. If it is becoming harder to find new nurses, then a way must be found to require fewer of them. And what better way to do so than to look at nursing care as simply a list of tasks that have to be performed?

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