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Supporting our nurses
Re Medicare’s Crisis Needs Action, Now (Editorial, Aug. 6): Yes, cutting corners and hiring more foreign-trained or lower-qualified nurses would help to a degree, but who is going to train these nurses to work in Canadian hospitals? Already hospital training for Canadian nurses is being shortened to get them to the front lines more quickly. This results in poorer outcomes, frustrated doctors who have to deal with less-qualified nurses in critical areas such as the ICU and the OR. Turnover in many nursing positions is high because of poor pay and working conditions….