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Patient confidence in nurses decreases when hospitals are understaffed

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By: 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.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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