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Dementia should not prevent RNs from working?

The trade union of nurses in the UK has ruled that a nurse who has received a diagnosis of dementia shouldn't automatically lose their job. The Royal College of Nursing stated in a resolution that nurses with dementia should be allowed to continue to treat patients, but be limited in their responsibilities, to prevent dangerous errors. Opposition to the ruling, while in the minority, has been passionate, with safety groups labelling it "frightening and quite extraordinary."

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