MNA NewsScan, November 16, 2012: New book is love story to nursing profession

16 Nov

NOTES ON NURSING

“The American Nurse” is a love story for the profession.“I thought I was making a book that would celebrate nurses. I ended up gaining a better understanding of the country through the lens of the American nurse. I have altered my thinking about religion; I have completely changed my feelings about end-of-life.”

LABOR UPDATES

The ethics gap keeps widening for big moneyBP Fined a Record $4B; Displayed “Profit Over Prudence”   Federal officials blamed BP’s culture of profit for the spill. “The explosion of the rig was a disaster that resulted from BP’s culture of privileging profit over prudence,” said Assistant Atty. Gen. Lanny A. Breuer.  Wal-Mart Corruption Scandel Continues to Unfold    Wal-Mart on Thursday reported that its investigation into violations of a federal antibribery law had extended beyond Mexico to China, India and Brazil, some of the retailer’s most important international markets.

Making the Case for Paid Maternity Leave    I want to share this with you because it’s important for everyone to understand how crucial a maternity leave is, as we all live in a nation that does not require employees to provide a full, paid maternity leave (at least twelve weeks). The first three months postpartum changes a woman’s brain. And it changes for the better.

The Bell Tolls for Ding Dongs     Union President Frank Hurt said the company’s failure was not the fault of the union but the “result of nearly a decade of financial and operational mismanagement” and that management was trying to make union workers the scapegoats for a plan by Wall Street investors to sell Hostess.

HEALTH CARE

Divorce Means Loss of Health Insurance for Many Women   A study released this week from the University of Michigan reveals that roughly 115,000 American women lose their private health insurance annually after a divorce and about half of them do not get replacement coverage. The researchers also said this is not a “temporary disruption.” They found that “women’s overall rates of health insurance coverage remain depressed for more than two years after divorce, as long as our data allow us to test.”

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