Discussion Questions

After reading Chapter 14 respond to the following prompts;

What questions should the nurse ask about collective bargaining and labor relations?

What does signing a card mean, and what questions should Addison ask before signing?

How can Addison establish good relationships with both nurse managers and staff nurses in an atmosphere in which collective bargaining has put these two groups in adversarial positions?

What skills and information will Addison need to navigate and make effective decisions in this hospital?

What provisions in a union contract are in a patient’s best interest as well as a nurse’s?

What resources are available to Addison to help her learn more about labor and management issues occurring in the hospital?