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Where have all the nurses gone? : the impact of the nursing shortage on American healthcare
Satterly, Faye.
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Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, [2004]

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225 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
A nurse's life -- Where have all the nurses gone? -- One day in the life of a hospital executive -- Hospital economics: how nurses were lost -- Nurses & doctors -- And what about the patient? -- Enhancing the workplace: how hospitals retain nurses -- Nurses: creating solutions -- Accountability for health: it's not just for healthcare providers -- Advance directives: communicating your wishes -- Liability and healthcare -- Three West revisited.
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Faye Satterly is Cancer Services Director at Martha Jefferson Hospital, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Library Journal Review

A registered nurse, Satterly (cancer services director, Martha Jefferson Hosp., Charlottesville, VA) offers touching testament to the effect of the nursing shortage on the remaining nurses in the field and their ability to provide patient care. Through the eyes of fictionalized characters who represent real people in real situations, the author exposes readers to issues such as work stress, job dissatisfaction, and the pressures of a growing number of nursing specialties and hospital economic woes. Oddly enough, Satterly only briefly discusses how to address those problems. Six appendixes cover nursing organizations, specialty nurse organizations, groups supporting nurses (with reviews of some of their activities), help with advance directives, fighting obesity, and information for kids. Though selective, the lists in these appendixes do include contact information and web sites. There is also some sound advice for the patient. The personal, moving tone makes this work suitable for the public; researchers, however, would be better served by Nursing Shortage: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Practice and Education, which describes both the shortage and the steps to alleviate the crisis.-Margaret K. Norden, Marymount Univ. Lib., Arlington, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
1. A Nurse's Lifep. 21
2. Where Have All the Nurses Gone?p. 33
3. One Day in the Life of a Hospital Executivep. 51
4. Hospital Economics: How Nurses Were Lostp. 63
5. Nurses and Doctorsp. 81
6. And What about the Patient?p. 91
7. Enhancing the Workplace: How Hospitals Retain Nursesp. 109
8. Nurses: Creating Solutionsp. 125
9. Accountability for Health: It's Not Just for Healthcare Providersp. 147
10. Advance Directives: Communicating Your Wishesp. 163
11. Liability and Healthcarep. 175
12. Three West Revisitedp. 185
Appendix A Nursing Organizationsp. 197
Appendix B Specialty Nursing Organizationsp. 201
Appendix C Groups Supporting Nursesp. 209
Appendix D Help with Advance Directivesp. 213
Appendix E Fighting Obesity and Overweightp. 215
Appendix F Information for Kidsp. 221
Indexp. 223