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Association tackles mental health with sense of urgency

David Burger, ADA News, May 9, 2022

‘We want people to know that this whole stigma of needing to hide from mental health issues must be addressed now.’

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Nurses would get more support under Oregon legislative plan

Sam Stites, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), February 26, 2022

House Bill 4003 will allow the state license nursing students to practice in hospitals under supervision and open up new mental health and wellness resources to nurses experiencing burnout. It’s received rare bipartisan support.

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As nursing shortage in Oregon continues, legislators plan a remedy

Lynne Terry, Oregon Capitol Chronicle, February 15, 2022 

Health care systems in Oregon have been unable to hire enough nurses, who are critical to providing care in hospitals and clinics

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Amid Nursing Shortage, Lawmakers, Nurses Look For Solutions

Ben Botkin, The Lund Report, December 9, 2021 

The Oregon Wellness Program provides the free counseling services to health care professionals through telehealth or in-person visits within three days of when they are requested.

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OREGON NEWS: Oregon nursing group, resigned to mandate, wants ‘bold’ action to address staffing shortages

Salem Reporter , October 11, 2021

With the Covid-19 vaccine mandate looming, the Oregon Nurses Association stepped into the fray on Thursday, calling on the state to take “bold” action to give relief to nurses strained by exhausting shifts relief and to train a new corps.

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Vaccine Mandate Latest Hurdle in Oregon Nursing Shortage

Sara Cline, Associated Press / Report for America, October 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to overwhelm Oregon’s health system — with hospital beds more than 90% full — the looming statewide vaccine mandate, which applies to healthcare workers, is the latest hurdle in a nursing shortage.

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