Doctors and nurses just don’t talk about Gardasil. The disease is hardly mentioned by them or by other healthcare workers. The silence is deafening, but it is not due to ignorance or unwillingness. It is because there is a powerful and insidious campaign against vaccines and there is money to be made.
The pharmaceutical industry has funded many studies purporting that Gardasil causes autism, Alzheimer’s, etc. That is hardly news to any conscientious doctor or nurse. If these studies are true, then how come so many doctors and nurses do not support them? You can as well.
The pharmaceutical industry loves strong leaders and they love nurses and doctors that are outspoken. So, when news of a new product shows up on the news or on the evening news, nurses and doctors rally to throw their full support behind the new product. They tell their patients about the benefits of this new treatment. Unfortunately, this type of patient care is now in short supply. In other words, there are not enough doctors and nurses to take care of all the patients that need health care right now.
Why is this? Because, over the last decade, there has been a huge decline in the number of people willing to come to the doctor or to the hospital. There has also been a tremendous increase in the number of people who now have insurance that covers only hospital visits. It is not uncommon for nurses and doctors to be working eight hour days and just barely making it home at night to make time for their own families.
What does all this mean for the public’s health care? It means that there is less time between hospital stays and more time that patients have to wait before they see a doctor. It means that there are fewer nurses and doctors to cover for those who are having medical problems. It means that the quality of care is going down. Most importantly, it means that the government has a lot to do if it is going to reverse the trend.
One way that the public can help is by making sure that it supports its health systems. The best way to do this is through promoting better staffing, training, and development of all healthcare professionals. For example, there was recently an interesting study done where nurses were surveyed and asked what they wanted from their jobs. The top four needs included having an opportunity to improve the patient’s experience, having more time to spend with their families, and getting more pay.
If healthcare workers want better wages, they need to be willing to work longer and do more. The American Association for Critical Care Nursing recommends that doctors and nurses should be able to work four to seven days a week and for up to thirty hours a week on weekends and holidays. There are currently a lot of issues regarding working schedules for nurses in the New York State according to the New York State Department of Health. One such issue is that doctors do not have enough time to spend visiting sick and critically ill patients. According to the Department of Health, the best way to ensure that doctors spend enough time visiting sick and critically ill patients is to make sure that every doctor’s office has a full rotational staff of nurses on staff.
According to a study done in 2021 by the American College of Nursing, nurses are spending about eighty percent of their time with doctors on call rather than in an emergency department. About thirteen percent of nurses works in an emergency department instead of an emergency room. Overall, eighty percent of nurses works in the doctor’s office instead of in the emergency department, according to the ACN. This is important because if more nurses worked in the hospital instead of the doctor’s office, doctors would see a significant decrease in patients who required emergency care, and the quality of that care would most likely increase.