Legislature urged to give 'whistleblower' protection to nurses

Associated Press, October 18, 2005

Des Moines - A representative of a nurses union asked lawmakers on Tuesday to give "whistleblower" protection to nurses who complain about working conditions.

Giving such protection to nurses could help keep them on the job, said Cathy Singer-Glasson, a nurse and official with the Service Employee International Union.

"If nurses are afraid to speak with their legislators about what they see in hospitals, then we will not be able to make any improvements to keep enough nurses working at the bedside," said Singer-Glasson, of Iowa City. ... Legislature