Nurses' working conditions: Implications for infectious disease

Patricia W. Stone, Sean Clarke, Jeannie Cimioiti, Rosaly Correa-De-Araujo

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Abstract

Staffing patterns and nurses' working conditions are risk factors for healthcare-associated infections as well as occupational injuries and infections. Staffing shortages, especially of nurses, have been identified as one of the major factors expected to constrain hospitals' ability to deal with future outbreaks of emerging infections. These problems are compounded by a global nursing shortage. Understanding and improving nurses' working conditions can potentially decrease the incidence of many infectious diseases. Relevant research is reviewed, and policy options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1984-1989
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Communicable Diseases
Nurses
Occupational Injuries
Cross Infection
Infection
Disease Outbreaks
Nursing
Incidence
Research

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Nurses' working conditions : Implications for infectious disease. / Stone, Patricia W.; Clarke, Sean; Cimioiti, Jeannie; Correa-De-Araujo, Rosaly.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 11, 01.01.2004, p. 1984-1989.

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Stone, Patricia W. ; Clarke, Sean ; Cimioiti, Jeannie ; Correa-De-Araujo, Rosaly. / Nurses' working conditions : Implications for infectious disease. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 11. pp. 1984-1989.
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