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Nursing Research Informs Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), explore how nursing research has been paramount in dealing with the emerging coronavirus pandemic.
“Nursing research provides answers during crises. In a time of profound upheaval, risk, and strain, it is reassuring to have evidence‐based solutions to the challenges confronting our health care system and its clinicians,” writes Eileen T. Lake, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Editor in Chief of the journal Research in Nursing & Health.
€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
There are close to 28 million nurses around the world who comprise a global workforce that delivers about 90 percent of primary healthcare, including frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring their optimal contribution and continued well-being amid the myriad consequences of COVID-19 will increase the potential for measurable and improved health outcomes.
While Penn Nursing’s Innovating for Life and Living Campaign continues, the multi-city tour came to a close in New York City on February 11, 2020, where it highlighted the 30th anniversary of the School’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) and efforts to raise $1 million for the Center’s future . The event featured Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN , and a panel discussion led by CHOPR Founder and Director, Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN .
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.