Travel Nurses Cross the Picket Line
A California hospital has recruited travel nurses to fill positions during an anticipated strike. This creates an interesting ethical dilemma for any travel nurse. When is it appropriate to step in and fill a position already occupied by another nurse?
As stated in this article about the strike and travel nurse replacements, there seems little animosity about the nurse replacements from the striking workers. However, I can’t believe that all nurses are so benevolent that there isn’t some resentment in this situation.
Do you think it is appropriate for travel nurses to fill these positions during a strike. Is this solidarity? Should patient care always come first regardless of an employment dispute?
Your opinions appreciated.