Question 2: You are near completion of your last clinical course, a capstone experience in which
you have spent almost all of your senior year working with RNs on a medical unit. You have
seen how working conditions negatively affect patient care, and you are very concerned. You
learn that the nurses in this hospital are unionized and are planning a 3-day strike in 2 weeks.
You support their efforts very much and mention the planned strike to your clinical faculty who,
you discover, is very anti-union. She threatens to fail you for the course if you participate in the
How do you respond?
What is at stake if you strike?
What is at stake if you do not strike?
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