Staffing And Patient Complications To Be Discussed At U.Va.
April 8, 2003--
Barbara Mark, Distinguished Professor of Nursing
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Talk - "Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance and Quality of
Care,” Co-sponsored by School of Nursing Class of 1968 Lectureship
Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.
McLeod Hall, Room 5044 Auditorium
ill patient pushes the hospital nurse-call button, but no one arrives
for up to 30 minutes. Similar scenarios play out daily across the
country, supporting claims that there is a direct link between lack
of bedside nurses and serious patient complications or hospital
known researcher Barbara Mark will present the Epsilon Group Lecture
on “Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance and Quality of Care”
Wednesday, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Virginia
School of Nursing. Her talk is free and open to the public, and
will be held in Room 5044 of McLeod Hall.
is professor of nursing and principal investigator of a University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study on nurses’ perceptions
of staffing adequacy. According to Mark, nurses unquestionably believe
that there is a staffing crisis and that poor staffing is coupled
with decreased quality of patient care.
presentation is based on a study funded by the Agency for Health
Care Policy and Research. Mark's study on nursing staff shortage
is an example of how nursing research can be used to improve health
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629