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€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Well-being of Health Professionals and Patient Safety
The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. MORE
CHOPR’s International Impact: Nurse Staffing Research at ICN Congress 2019 Singapore
Conferences are of utmost importance: for getting research seen, funded, and for making connections with other leading innovators in the field.
This summer, Center Directors, Dr. Linda H. Aiken and Dr. Matthew McHugh presented at the International Congress of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Singapore. Armed with thorough research on nurse staffing and the success of lower ratios across the board, Aiken and McHugh sparked a multitude of interest from nursing leaders and international health leaders alike. More
A new study revealed that the introduction of a mandated nurse-to-patient ratio in Queensland, Australia has saved almost 150 lives and helped the government save millions of dollars.
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.
Penn Nursing’s Karen Lasater, PhD, RN , Assistant Professor of Nursing; Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research ; and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics , has won the 2019 AcademyHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues’ New Investigator Award.
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