Organizational health care restructuring, budget cuts and shortage of health professionals have prompted changes in nursing staff mix.
When mainly cost-driven, the resulting staff mix may impact patient acuity, resulting in serious clinical errors and creating an environment which does not allow nurses to fulfill their commitment to provide safe, competent and ethical care.
This symposium will be of interest to health care providers, nurse managers and administrators, employers, researchers, educators, regulators and policy-makers.
Irmajean Bajnok, RN, PhD
Director of International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Ann Casey, RN, MSc
National Clinical Workforce Lead, NHS Improvement;
Assistant Chief Nurse, University College Hospital London;
Clinical and Professional Advisor, UK Care Quality Commission,
Keith Hurst, PhD
Independent Researcher and Analyst,
Health and Social Care Workforce Planning and Development;
Editor, International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance,
Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS
Associate Dean, Research & External Relations
Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada