Nursing shortage

Nursing shortage

Where have all the nurses gone?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Pat Armstrong
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Vol 9, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses changes in nurses training and new hospital management strategies. Illustrates how the work environment for nurses has transformed and introduces the controversy of technology vs hands-on care.  

Staffing for safety: a synthesis of the evidence on nurse staffing and patient safety

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Amy Sanchez McCutcheon
Maura MacPhee
Janet M Davidson
Mimi Doyle-Waters
Servane Mason
Wendy Winslow
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Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies areas and opportunities for action that identified by expert decision makers in nurse staffing and patient safety and informed by research evidence.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Nursing against the odds: how health care cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermind nurses and patient care

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Suzanne Gordon
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Cornell University Press
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2005
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Ithaca, NY

Looks at the causes of and possible solutions to the nursing crisis.

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ISBN 081439760
NURS.G67 2005
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Includes bibliographical and index.

Looking forward, working together: priorities for nursing leadership in Canada

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Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
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2006
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Ottawa, ON

Discusses the Canadian nursing workforce, and addresses the current issues in human resources planning and management.

What's ailing our nurses? A discussion of the major issues affecting nursing human resources in Canada

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Alicia Priest
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Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
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2006
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Ottawa, ON

Provides a review, analysis, and discussion of six major research documents on Canadian nursing human resource issues, and discusses the current nationwide shortage of nurses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Tackling nurse shortages in OECD countries

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Steven Simoens
Mike Villeneuve
Jeremy Hurst
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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2005
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Paris, France

Defines and describes evidence on current nurse shortages, and analyses international variability in nurse employment.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The pulse of renewal: a focus on nursing human resources

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership
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2005
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Toronto, ON

Examines strategies for augmenting and enhancing nursing human resources.

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ISSN 14819643

Nurses' working conditions: implications for infectious disease

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Patricia W. Stone
Sean P. Clarke
Jeannie Cimiotti
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Discusses how staffing patterns and nurses' working conditions are risk factors for healthcare-associated infections as well as occupational injuries and infections. Highlights staffing shortages, especially of nurses, as one of the major factors expected to constrain hospitals' ability to deal with future outbreaks of emerging infections. Argues that understanding and improving nurses' working conditions can potentially decrease the incidence of many infectious diseases.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
iSSN 10806059 (online)

Our health, our future: creating quality workplaces for Canadian nurses. Final report of the Canadian Nursing Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee on Health Human Resources
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2002

Details 51 recommendations for improving the work life of nurses. Addresses the central issues identified as barriers to a quality workplace for Canadian nurses, namely: the need to increase the number of nurses; the need to improve the education and maximize the scope of practice of nurses; and the need to improve working conditions of nurses.

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Our health, our future: creating quality workplaces for Canadian nurses: a progress report on implementing the final report of t

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Cathy Fooks
Lisa Maslove
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Canadian Policy Research Networks
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews progress on implementing the CNAC recommendations for improving the work life of nurses, by identifying policy-level factors hindering or helping progress.

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