Endoscopy Public Comment
Monday, March 24, 2008 | 10:44 p.m.
The massive hepatitis C scare is a defining moment in Nevada health care, for doctors, nurses, patients and lawmakers. The state's reputation has been sullied by the outbreak, and reform is necessary for it to be restored. As patients spoke out at a legislative hearing Monday night, they need to realize that they must understand their rights and be assertive when in a doctor's office, experts say. Doctors must fall on the side of patient safety, not profit; and nurses need to take an ethical stand when they see safety being compromised.