National Nurses United

National Nurse Magazine July-August 2012

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14 8 Contents 4 13 News Briefs For-profit takeover of Maine dialysis 5 | Nonprofit hospitals save billions in taxes over what they provide in charity 6 | California RNs say yes on 30, no on 32 8 | Massachusetts RNs save mental hospital 9 | NNU VA nurses raise the bar with new master contract 10 | Michigan RNs protest rep���s anti-Medicare vote 11 | Minnesota RNs fight practice act changes; MNA activist honored 12 | RNs sell lemonade to protest closure of pediatrics unit; Enloe Medical Center RNs win new contract; Texas RNs prepare to introduce ratios bill; VA nurses score big and small victories over uniform allowance and mandatory overtime; RNs rally at AIDS march for Robin Hood 5 Mental Breakdown Nowhere is our lack of a healthcare system more apparent than the gutting of our nation���s psychiatric services. By RoseAnn DeMoro J U LY | A U G U S T 2 0 1 2 14 Booking It Every year, we review a mix of books related to healthcare, nursing, and politics to help keep a busy RN up to speed on what���s being written. This year, topics range from the economy, to patient safety, to RN volunteerism. W W W. N A T I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D . O R G N AT I O N A L N U R S E 3

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