I’m afraid you won’t believe this. Hospitals throughout America may soon be allowed to force inexperienced “interns” — medical school graduates in their first year of on-the-job training — to work 28-hour shifts without sleep.
When they don’t get enough sleep, doctor trainees are more likely to make mistakes that injure or even kill their patients, and more likely to get hurt themselves.
But hospitals are trying to squeeze even more profits out of our pain and suffering by overworking their employees. Hospitals should NOT be run like sweatshops!
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