Should health care facilities have their nurse-to-patient ratios defined by law? That’s the question put to Massachusetts voters this coming Tuesday. Amanda Oberlies of the Organization of Nurse Leaders joins us to discuss why her organization (and the Alliance) oppose Massachusetts Ballot Question #1. Their conversation covers:
- Who’s behind the ballot question and why?
- What is the intersection of staffing-ratios and quality?
- How does California’s experience with a similar law correlate to the MA proposal?
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Host: Patricia Kelleher is the Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.
Guest: Amanda Stefancyk Oberlies, PhD, MBA, RN, CENP, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL).
- A study by the Massachusetts Policy Commission on mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.
- ProtectPatientSafety.com, which opposes Ballot Question #1 (as does the Alliance and OONL).
- For a different position, you might also want to look at the proponents‘ website, SafePatientLimits.org.
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