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.
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.