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Nursing Workload and Patient Care

Publication date: 
Sat, 2012-09-29

Relying on the best evidence, and on the experience of frontline nurses, Nursing Workload and Patient Care presents a sobering look at the challenges facing our overworked nursing workforce and the ensuing effects on patients. This book reviews the now incontrovertible body of evidence linking inadequate nurse staffing with increases in mortality and other negative outcomes for patients. Nursing Workload and Patient Care lays bare the empty promises of countless government studies while urging policy makers to fully understand the value that a nurse’s education and training bring to patient care. The report offers a clear vision of a future in which nurse staffing benefits patients and nurses while contributing to the financial viability of our health system.