Do you go to work sick? Why? Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS offers evidence that most of us do work sick, completely contrary to our training and public health responsibilities, and tries to explain why:
“It’s called presenteeism, and nurses feel that they have no recourse. But they do; they can turn to their professional code of ethics.”
To me, it’s just another symptom of a health care system that has lost its way: profits have taken over and become the primary goal. Health rates a distant second, and will stay there until we demand change. Will we?
Will you? Let’s talk.