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Nurses Overwhelmed and Understaffed


Surveys of nurses in Oregon and across the country show understaffing
is one of the primary causes for an ongoing crisis in health care

Oregon nurses are understaffed, overworked and burned out, according to a new poll conducted by the Oregon Nurses Association. Less than 1% of polled nurses said their unit is always fully staffed, half say they’re caring for too many patients and 42% say they skip meals and breaks on most of their shifts…

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