Is There Really A Nursing Shortage?
Based on the actions of the Joint Commission identified in an earlier post, I was interested to come across an article that addressed this topic head on and provided two “case-studies” from non health-related industries that demonstrate a right way and a wrong way to bring out the best in employees.
The author contends that there really is no nursing shortage overall, just a nursing shortage in hospitals. And that shortage, states the author, is due to abusive behavior by management and a lack of appreciation for staff nurses.
As he states, “There is no nursing shortage, there is a relationship shortage.” I’m sure that travel nurses on assignment hear that from those on staff all of the time.
Read article here.