Tuesday, May 25, 2010

INQRI Grantee Examines the Effect of Nurse "Presenteeism" on Quality of Patient Care

The negative effects of "presenteeism"—lower productivity at work due to employee health problems—are widely known in business circles.

But what does presenteeism mean for the health care industry, and particularly for nurses—the largest group of health care professionals in the country—and their patients?

Susan Letvak, R.N., Ph.D., an Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) researcher and an associate professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has the answer: Keeping nurses healthy will help keep patients healthy, too.

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