The Institute of Medicine's report on the future of nursing was recently released. Read AJN interim editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy's brief analysis of the report and be encouraged by the findings that are supported by healthcare experts.
IOM Report: The Evidence Shows the Future of Health Care Rests on the Backs of Nurses
October 8, 2010
By Shawn Kennedy,
This past Tuesday, I attended the release of the highly anticipated (at least by nursing) report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the future of nursing. Spearheaded and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the report provides a review of nursing’s role in health care and details what changes need to occur for the future—not just of nursing, but for the future health of the health care system.
While the findings support what nursing has been claiming all along—that nurses have a critical role in health care and the health care system needs nurses to practice to the full extent of their capability—what is especially important about this report is that it is backed by the IOM’s multidisciplinary panel and ...
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