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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Is it ethical for healthcare workers to go on strike? Why or why not?

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    Is it ethical for healthcare workers to go on strike? Why or why not?

      How to Answer

      When you build your response to this question, be prepared to support the pros and cons of each side. You know that the right to strike is a fundamental human right. You are also aware that when essential service providers such as healthcare workers go on strike, it must not be to the detriment of the health and safety or welfare of the public whom they serve.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Striking for better working conditions is a human right, especially when addressing labor negotiations and other critical topics such as patient care. With that said, healthcare worker strikes can negatively impact many services and communities. Doctors who are on strike face a moral dilemma between abiding by the Hippocratic Oath and addressing or standing up for issues critical to the healthcare industry. I believe what is most important is the motivation behind the healthcare worker strikes. Steps should be taken to minimize the impact the strike will have on public health in general. Healthcare workers should acknowledge the moral obligation they have to best serve those in their community. Collective bargaining agreements should be handled promptly, and delays avoided at all costs. If they choose to strike, it's a healthcare workers' responsibility to avoid asking for unrealistic demands or needs that will put a strain on their government or their community."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Striking for better working conditions is a human right, but it is more complicated in healthcare because it can affect patient care. Healthcare workers have a moral obligation to treat their patients but also have a right to fair working conditions, such as not overseeing too many patients at once or having shifts that are too long, both of which can lead to mistakes. Also, safety is an issue for healthcare workers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an ongoing issue about healthcare workers not having adequate access to PPE, which puts them at risk of contracting COVID-19. However, whatever the conditions justified for healthcare workers going on strike, their profession represents an altruistic duty to serve the community. Healthcare workers striking can affect timely care that can lead to preventable deaths. Negotiations should be made promptly in order to minimize disruptions in care as well as active understanding of the conditions that, if left unheard, can resort to workers striking. Healthcare workers choosing to strike should also understand that their actions can put a strain on the healthcare systems in place."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Excellent work! Your answer shows a lot of thought, and it's great that you included the COVID-19 pandemic as a recent example to support your stance.

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