Beginning with the end in mind: how one unit survived a strike

Beardsley, Sam
December 2002
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2002, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p88
Academic Journal
Presents an article on the problems encountered by intensive care unit nurses at the Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Conflicts experienced by the nurses due to the announcement of the strike by the union; Importance of the commitment of the nurses to continue communicating during the strike to the reunification of the nursing unit; Key to the success of the reunification of the nursing unit.


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