Hospital Nurse Shortage
... Review of a Research Article 2007 Critical Review of a Research Article Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloan, D. M., Sochalski, J., & Silber, J. H. (2002). Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Nurse Burnout, and Job Dissatisfaction. Journal of American Medical Association, 288(16), 1987-1993.
The article under review focuses on the broad issue of hospital nurse shortage reported in the US in the beginning of current decade. The authors identify two research areas within the topic, namely:
the impact of nurse staffing levels on patient outcomes;
the impact of nurse staffing levels on burnout and job dissatisfaction, which are the primary predictors of nurse retention in hospital practice.