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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Patient care suffers when emergency department directors have difficulty in obtaining on-call coverage by specialists.
February 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Much must be changed to increase diversity in health care professions, including education, career support, how we value professionals who provide direct care, and even arguments for why society needs diversity among professionals, according to a prominent advocacy organization.
Balancing Staffing and Safety: Explore the Intricate Relationship of Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes (Part 2 of 2)
June 1, 2003 | Journal Article
This article guides nurse managers through the methods, findings, implications, and limitations of studies about nurse staffing and patient outcomes
March 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Nurses’ ability to provide primary care is “hampered by the constraints of outdated policies, particularly those involving nurses’ scopes of practice.”
Work Environment Factors Other Than Staffing Associated with Nurses' Ratings of Patient Care Quality
November 2, 2011 | Journal Article
According to a survey of RNs early in their careers, some work environment factors beyond staffing are associated with nurses' ratings of the quality of care received by patients, suggesting managers should consider these specific issues to improve care quality.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The documented current and future shortage of registered nurses (RNs) raises significant concerns about increasing the supply of new graduates from nursing degree programs. Using the best estimates available from nationally representative data, this article describes the attrition process form application to nursing school through the first two years of work.
June 12, 2009 | Journal Article
In these economic times, it is shortsighted to allow attractive nursing jobs to go vacant when scores of prospective students are being turned away from nursing schools.
April 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
A closer look at the states and regions that receive nurse funding.
May 16, 2013 | Journal Article
This study suggests that increasing the scope of nurse practitioners’ duties remains controversial.
January 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Transformations range from mandating a formalized period of standardized residency prior to licensing, to establishing the public view.