Patient confidence in nurses decreases when hospitals are understaffed

Authosr(s): American Nurse Today

Nurses are well respected by the public. However, according to a recently published study, patients lose confidence in nurses and nursing care when they feel that not enough nurses are available. This study, conducted in England and led by Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, concluded that reducing missed nursing care by ensuring adequate numbers of RNs at the hospital bedside and improved hospital clinical care environments offer opportunities to enhance patient satisfaction. Read more.

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