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Nursing Shortage in the USA
An assessment of the nursing shortage in the United States today.
# 92186 | 2,092 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper provides a brief history of nursing and an assessment of the existing shortage of nurses with respect to the quality and costs of healthcare. This paper analyses the future trends in nursing care and concludes with a summary of the research and salient findings.

Review and Discussion
The History of Nursing
Impact of Nursing Short on the Quality of Medical Care in the United States
Impact of Nursing Shortage on the Costs of Health Care
Future Trends

From the Paper:

"The nursing profession in late 19th century America was still in its infancy when a few visionary leaders in healthcare (Florence Nightingale is repeatedly cited in this regard) fueled the movement toward organizational developments. "These leaders realized that a group was stronger than an individual, that an organization could accomplish things an individual could not, and that from unity came strength. They believed nursing's real power and potential could be realized through the united efforts of individual members striving to promote its interests" (Donahue, 1996, p. 318). These early healthcare leaders' commitment to organized nursing was further encouraged by the serious conditions that threatened both the patients and healthcare practitioners. "The primary concern of these leaders was, therefore, twofold: protection of the public from poorly trained nurses and the lack of standardization in nurse training" (Donahue, 1996, p. 318). "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Donahue, M. P. (1996). Nursing, the finest art: An illustrated history. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Dworkin, R. W. (2002, Summer). Where have all the nurses gone? Public Interest, 23.
  • Ellis, B. H., & Miller, K. I. (1994). Supportive communication among nurses: Effects on commitment, burnout, and retention. Health Communication, 6(2), 77.
  • Haase, P. T. (1990). The origins and rise of associate degree nursing education. New York: Duke University Press.
  • Kronenfeld, J. J. (2002). Health care policy: Issues and trends. Westport, CT: Praeger.

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