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Nurses: Your Patient Is America
|April 09, 2014
Your Patient Is in Trouble
Attention, nurses. Your patient is in trouble. With obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, your patient's health and quality of life are sinking under the burden of chronic disease.
And there's more. Your patient probably also has arthritis, fatty liver disease, and early chronic kidney disease. Your patient's risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and complications of diabetes are high. Your patient smokes, eats poorly, and maybe drinks too much alcohol. The cost of treating your patient and trying to keep your patient free of complications and out of the hospital is exorbitant.
Who is your patient? Your patient is America.
This is the theme used by Elizabeth McPhee, RN, to begin her comments to those in attendance at a recent Congressional briefing on H.R.485 and S.1475, the National Nurse Act of 2013, held on Capitol Hill (Figures 1 and 2). (read more)
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