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Protecting Patients from Health Care Monopolies

Course Description

This course will analyze the factors driving hospital mergers and acquisitions and examine the impact of corporate consolidation on patients and nurses. Through different case studies, we will investigate the consequences of health care monopolies, including the closure of hospitals that serve poor, urban, and rural patients; the outsourcing of care; and systematic understaffing. This course will also show how nurses can fight back against health care monopolies by building collective power to create safer, healthier workplaces. We will conclude by exploring how nurses can continue to advocate for patients by growing and expanding their power and solidarity.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the causes of increasing hospital mergers and acquisitions, as well as their impact on health and safety in nurses’ workplaces.
  • Explain how health care monopolies have exacerbated preexisting health disparities and impacted access to care for underserved patients.
  • Explore how nurses can use their collective strength to respond to concentrated corporate power and fight for health justice within the hospital industry and beyond.

Instructor

Omid Mohamadi

Course Information

This is an in-person CE Class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (3 hours of CE credits). Participants must be in attendance for the full 3 hours to receive the full 3 CEU CE credits.

Dates and locations

Thursday, March 14, 2024
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Loews New Orleans Hotel
300 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130


Please note: NNOC/NNU is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and health of nurses, our patients, and our communities during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All in-person course participants are required to be fully vaccinated, wear masks while indoors, and practice social distancing to the extent possible.

Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.

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