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Theresa Capodilupo, left, a nurse director, and Brenda Pignone, a bedside nurse, review the daily patient assignment sheet for White 7, a post-surgery and trauma unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Theresa Capodilupo, left, a nurse director, and Brenda Pignone, a bedside nurse, review the daily patient assignment sheet for White 7, a post-surgery and trauma unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our series of political debates with the Boston Globe and UMass Boston continued Monday with a conversation about ballot Question 1.

A "yes" vote would establish nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts, limiting how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse at hospitals and certain other health care facilities. A "no" vote would mean no changes to current law.

Audio for this debate is available atop this page, or you can re-watch it via Facebook Live. And CommonHealth has posted an edited transcript.

Guests

Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, who supports Question 1. She tweets @NurseDonnaKW.

Nancy Gaden, chief nursing officer at Boston Medical Center, who opposes Question 1.

This program aired on October 22, 2018.

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