Investment in nursing and high-quality patient care – two sides of the same coin

By :Howard Catton, ICN Director of Nursing and

Health Policy
 
“Research into the relationship between the healthcare workforce and patient outcomes shows that a satisfied staff
leads to satisfied patients. Whilst it may sound trite, the evidence base demonstrates that when nurses feel valued and
respected, have a voice in organizational decision-making and career development opportunities, the result for patients is an
improvement in both outcomes and their experience of care. Fundamentally, investing in nurses is investing in patient
care and that is why the International Council of Nurses (ICN) stands at the forefront of efforts to improve the working conditions of nurses around the world. ICN organizes annual workforce forums with its member national nurses
associations (NNAs) to monitor workforce developments, share the latest evidence and good practice, and consider
issues common worldwide to nurses, such as shortages, migration and safe staffing levels.”
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Investment in nursing and high-quality patient care – two sides of the same coin

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