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Global Nurses United News Round-Up - August 3, 2018

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Below is a collection of links to news stories, provided by Global Nurses United, about nurses in other nations and how they are advocating for their patients.   Australia https://www.braidwoodtimes.com.au/story/5555838/labor-supports-more-nurses/ Headline: NSW Labor Party pledges better nurse to patient ratios . . . . . Australia https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/5551521/pledge-to-guarantee-nurse-to-patient-ratios-in-regional-hospitals/ Headline: Labor promises shift-by-shift nurse-patient ratios if they win state election . . . . . Australia https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/5551785/nsw-labor-renews-commitment-to-regional-nurse-patient-ratios/  Headline: NSW Labor renews commitment to regional nurse-patient ratios . . . . . Australia https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/5561734/nurses-and-midwives-welcome-shift-by-shift-nurse-to-patient-ratios/ Headline: Nurses and midwives welcome shift-by-shift nurse to patient ratios . . . . . Australia https://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/5556731/nsw-labor-commits-to-nurse-patient-ratios/ Headline: NSW Labor commits to nurse to patient ratios if it wins 2019 NSW state election . . . . . Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-01/mental-health-nurses-criticise-support-over-assaults/10058412 Headline: Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra’s Dhulwa Mental Health Unit; union criticises Government response . . . . . Australia https://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/5554035/nursess-campaign-continues-despite-political-assurances/ Headline: Goulburn nurses push patient ratios at conference . . . . . Australia https://www.theweeklysource.com.au/anmf-vic-spruiks-the-andrews-labor-govt-and-gets-1-1m-for-specialist-training-course-for-nurses/ Headline: ANMF (Vic) spruiks the Andrews Labor Govt and gets $1.1M for specialist training course for nurses . . . . . Australia https://www.echo.net.au/2018/08/labor-claims-will-deliver-nurse-ratios/ Headline: Labor claims they will deliver on nurse ratios . . . . . Australia https://www.triplem.com.au/news/riverina/luke-foley-on-the-by-election-campaign-trail-in-wagga?station=adelaide Headline: Luke Foley on the by-election campaign trail in Wagga . . . . . Australia https://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/local-news/5553858/commitment-to-regional-nurse-ratios/ Headline: Commitment to regional nurse ratios . . . . . Brazil http://www.portalfne.com.br/noticias/fne-participa-de-reuniao-do-global-nurses-united-gnu-em-sidney-australia Manchete: FNE participa de reunião do Global Nurses United (GNU), em Sidney, Austrália Headline: FNE participate in Global Nurses United (GNU) meeting, in Sydney, Australia ………… Canada https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/nurses-wait-for-solution-to-red-deer-staffing-woes/ Headline: UPDATED: Nurses wait for solution to Red Deer staffing woes . . . . . Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1115440/infirmieres-auxiliaires-hopital-deborde-nouveau-brunswick-acadie Titre: Une ancienne infirmière auxiliaire dénonce une surcharge de travail à l’hôpital Headline: Former nursing assistant denounces overwork at the hospital . . . . . Canada https://www.lavantposte.ca/actualites/2018/8/1/une-penurie-d-infirmieres-a-prevoir-dans-les-hopitaux-du-bas-sai.html Titre: Une pénurie d’infirmières à prévoir dans les hôpitaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent Headline: Nursing shortage expected at Bas-Saint-Laurent hospitals . . . . . Canada https://www.insauga.com/thousands-of-nurses-needed-across-the-province Headline: Thousands of Nurses Needed Across the Province . . . . . Canada https://rdnewsnow.com/article/593756/union-hopeful-more-Red-Deer-ER-nursing-meeting-health-minister Headline: Union hopeful for more Red Deer ER nursing hires after meeting with health minister . . . . . Canada https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/ahs-promises-to-fill-27-nursing-positions-at-red-deer-hospitals-er/ Headline: AHS promises to fill 27 nursing positions at Red Deer hospital’s ER . . . . . Dominican Republic https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/salud/colegio-medico-paraliza-hospitales-en-valverde-AK9783750 Titular: Colegio Médico paraliza hospitales en Valverde Headline: Medical College paralyzes hospitals in Valverde . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/08/02/auxiliares-de-enfermeria-anuncian-asambleas-informativas/ Titular: Auxiliares de enfermería anuncian asambleas informativas Headline: Auxiliary nurses announce informational assemblies . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/07/30/unas-100-escuelas-de-enfermeria-operan-de-manera-irregular/ Titular: Unas 100 escuelas de enfermería operan de manera irregular Headline: Some 100 nursing schools operate irregularly . . . . . Honduras http://www.latribuna.hn/2018/08/03/enfermeras-auxiliares-exigen-nombramiento-de-400-plazas/ Titular: Enfermeras auxiliares exigen nombramiento de 400 plazas Headline: Auxiliary nurses demand appointment of 400 places . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/medics-unions-warn-of-staff-shortages-859169.html Headline: Medics’ unions warn of staff shortages . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nurses-and-doctors-await-commission-report-on-staff-pay-1.3580267 Headline: Nurses and doctors await commission report on staff pay . . . . . Ireland https://kfmradio.com/news/31072018-1528/listen-inmo-warns-overcrowding-staff-shortages-are-putting-patients-risk Headline: Listen: INMO Warns Overcrowding & Staff Shortages Are Putting Patients At Risk . . . . . Ireland https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/nurses-pursue-talks-with-hse-over-staffing-levels-1.3582142 Headline: Nurses pursue talks with HSE over staffing levels . . . . . Ireland https://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/home/326790/letterkenny-university-hospital-luh-was-most-overcrowded-in-the-country-this-morning.html Headline: Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) was most overcrowded in the country this morning . . . . . Ireland https://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/home/326793/a-e-overcrowding-spikes-again-at-tullamore-hospital.html Headline: A&E overcrowding spikes again at Tullamore Hospital . . . . . Malta https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180803/local/more-nurses-for-mater-dei-operating-theatres.685904 Headline: More nurses for Mater Dei operating theatres . . . . . Kenya https://mobile.nation.co.ke/counties/Nurses-in-Tharaka-Nithi-issue-strike-notice/1950480-4692594-jw6h9f/index.html Headline: Nurses in Tharaka-Nithi issue strike notice . . . . . Kenya https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/article/2001290221/patients-hardest-hit-as-nyamira-nurses-strike-continues Headline: Crisis hits hospitals as workers stay away . . . . . Kenya https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/07/31/elgeyo-health-workers-issue-strike-notice-after-hardship-pay-cut_c1795533 Headline: Elgeyo health workers issue strike notice after hardship pay cut . . . . . New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12097853 Headline: Nurse deal: Accord signed to ensure safe staffing levels in hospitals . . . . . New Zealand https://newsie.co.nz/news/107556-minister-offers-new-accord-over-nurses-staffing.html Headline: Minister offers new accord over nurses staffing . . . . . New Zealand https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/healthcare-in-crisis-registered-nurse-talks-staff-burnout-safe-staffing-accord Headline: ‘Healthcare is in crisis’ – registered nurse talks staff burnout, safe staffing accord . . . . . New Zealand https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-people-getting-burnt-registered-nurse-talks-dhbs-safe-staffing-accord Headline: ‘People are getting burnt out’ – Registered nurse talks DHBs’ safe staffing accord . . . . . Nicaragua https://www.ellitoral.com/index.php/id_um/175673-dejan-cesante-a-medicos-que-atendieron-a-manifestantes-heridos-nicaragua-internacionales.html Titular: Dejan cesante a médicos que atendieron a manifestantes heridos Headline: Doctors dismissed for attending to injured protesters . . . . . Nicaragua http://100noticias.com.ni/nacionales/91959-medicos-orteguistas-alistan-marcha/ Titular: Médicos orteguistas alistan marcha Headline: Medical surgeons join march . . . . . Portugal https://portugaldigital.com.br/enfermeiros-portugueses-anunciam-greve-entre-13-e-17-de-agosto/ Manchete: Enfermeiros portugueses anunciam greve entre 13 e 17 de agosto Headline: Portuguese nurses announce strike between 13 and 17 August . . . . . South Korea http://www.labortoday.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=153117 Headline: Local governments move to establish public hospitals in the region . . . . . Spain https://www.lanzadigital.com/castilla-la-mancha/satse-reclama-que-se-identifiquen-los-medicamentos-peligrosos/ Titular: SATSE reclama que se identifiquen los medicamentos peligrosos Headline: SATSE calls for dangerous drugs to be identified . . . . . Spain https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/sanidad-hoy/satse-a-monton-despues-de-la-universalidad-hay-que-acabar-con-el-copago–6708 Titular: Satse a Montón: después de la universalidad, “hay que acabar con el copago” Headline: Satse: after universality, “we must end co-payments” . . . . . Spain https://www.zamora24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1150682/satse-despues-paso-positivo-rd-universalidad-hay-acabar-copago-jubilados Titular: SATSE: “Después del paso positivo del RD de universalidad, hay que acabar con el copago para los jubilados” Headline: SATSE: “After the positive step of the RD on universality, we must end co-payments for retirees” . . . . . Spain https://www.consalud.es/profesionales/enfermeria/satse-pide-sanidad-que-se-identifiquen-medicamentos-peligrosos_53614_102.html Titular: Satse pide a Sanidad que se identifiquen los medicamentos peligrosos Headline: Satse asks Health Ministry to identify dangerous drugs . . . . . Spain https://www.teleprensa.com/jaen/satse-critica-la-situacion-de-inseguridad-que-soporta-el-personal-sanitario-en-el-hospital-de-linares.html.html Titular: Satse critica la situación de “inseguridad” que soporta el personal sanitario en el Hospital de Linares Headline: Satse criticizes the state of “insecurity” that exists among health staff at the Hospital de Linares . . . . . Spain https://www.noticiascyl.com/salamanca/local-salamanca/2018/07/29/la-odisea-de-trabajar-en-enfermeria-este-verano/ Titular: La odisea de trabajar en enfermería este verano Headline: The odyssey of working in nursing this summer . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/01/trainee-nurses-given-500-free-tickets-to-glastonbury-2019-amid-staffing-crisis Headline: Trainee nurses given 500 free tickets to Glastonbury 2019 amid staffing crisis . . . . . United Kingdom https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/twelve-hour-shifts-leave-nurses-too-tired-to-cope-with-patients-p0pm8pt9x Headline: Twelve-hour shifts leave nurses ‘too tired to cope’ with patients . . . . . United Kingdom https://nursingnotes.co.uk/rcn-hold-extraordinary-general-meeting-nhs-pay-deal/ Headline: RCN to hold extraordinary general meeting over NHS pay deal . . . . . United Kingdom http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16396969.nursing-professor-angela-kydd-12-hour-shifts-are-dangerous-and-lead-to-compassion-fatigue/ Headline: Nursing Professor Angela Kydd: 12-hour shifts are ‘dangerous’ and lead to ‘compassion fatigue’ . . . . . United States https://truthout.org/articles/labors-power-and-the-medicare-for-all-struggle/ Headline: Labor’s Power and the Medicare for All Struggle . . . . . United States https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-08-01/health-issues/nurses-breastfeeding-is-gold-standard-of-nutrition/a63533-1 Headline: Nurses: Breastfeeding is Gold Standard of Nutrition . . . . . United States https://www.thenation.com/article/thanks-koch-brothers-proof-single-payer-saves-money/ Headline: Thanks to the Koch Brothers, We Have More Proof that Single Payer Saves Money and Cares for All of Us . . . . . United States https://theintercept.com/2018/07/30/medicare-for-all-cost-health-care-wages/ Headline: Koch-backed think tank finds that “Medicare for all” would cut health care spending and raise wages. Whoops. . . . . . United States https://jacobinmag.com/2018/07/medicare-for-all-savings-mercatus-center-report Headline: Even Libertarians Admit Medicare for All Would Save Billions . . . . . United States http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-blahous-medicare-20180730-story.html Headline: How a libertarian analyst inadvertently made a good case for Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All . . . . . United States http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/399585-dems-lay-groundwork-to-push-medicare-for-all Headline: Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push ‘Medicare for all’ ………….. United States https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article21567 1500.html Headline: ‘Invest and prioritize’: What to do about California schools . . . . . United States https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/30/carr-fire-california-redding-evacuees-homes-burned Headline: ‘Get out! Get out!’ California wildfire evacuees tell of terror as blaze grew . . . . . United States https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/aaft-hbs073018.php Headline: Hospital-associated bacterial species becoming tolerant to alcohol disinfectants . . . . . United States https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/01/fox-friends-poll-designed-discredit-medicare-all-explodes-their-face?amp&__twitter_impression=true Headline: Fox & Friends Poll Designed to Discredit Medicare for All Explodes in Their Face . . . . . United States http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/sd-no-state-audit-20180730-story.html Headline: Does San Diego County have enough public health nurses? . . . . . Uruguay https://www.diariolajuventud.com/single-post/2018/08/02/Problemas-en-atenci%C3%B3n-de-salud-en-Flores-Lleg%C3%B3-hasta-el-Parlamento-planteo-del-Sindicato-%C3%9Anico-de-Enfermeros Titular: Problemas en atención de salud en Flores Llegó hasta el Parlamento planteo del Sindicato Único de Enfermeros Headline: Health care problems in Flores Llegó until the Parliament proposal by the Nurses Union