Sun, Jan 05, 2014 - Page 8 News List

The nursing crisis and the factors causing it

By Shih Shou-chuan 施壽全

Some people might misrepresent this and say that this is just hospitals concocting various precepts to mistreat their staff.

Newspaper headlines talk of leaving behind the sweatshop culture and the contract responsibility system of hospitals, as if the two can be equated. This is an unfair misrepresentation of the situation.

Shih Shou-chuan is vice superintendent of Mackay Memorial Hospital.

Translated by Paul Cooper

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