Professional Solidarity Versus Responsibility for the Health of the Public: Is a Nurses' Strike Morally Defensible?
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AbstractThe purpose of this article is to deliberate the moral and legal dilemma entailed in the weapon of the labour strike as a pressure tactic on the Israeli Finance Ministry regarding job slots, budgets and, in effect, violating the collective agreement signed by the nurses and impairing patients' treatment, as opposed to refraining from striking and suffering the heavy burden of work, the lack of trained personnel, low wages, and the inability to give patients proper, high quality treatment.
Nursing Ethics. 1997 Jul; 4(4): 283-293.