Benefits to Groups Outside Nursing:
How CEOs, Physicians, Trustees, and
Managed Care Professionals Can Help
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
—Stephen R. Covey
IN SMART NURSING
Health care needs many perspectives to solve the nursing crisis. Consumers, physicians, CEOs, and trustees are more effective if they have a good understanding of nursing issues. This understanding promotes better management and more effective interactions with nurses.
The stakes are high: Health care costs are increasing, and the medical error rate has escalated. Many nurses have left health care, and physicians are also being squeezed by the system. CEOs and trustees have the frustrating task of retaining their nursing staffs while at the same time trying to balance their budgets. These problems are especially difficult in health care's current environment of financial cutbacks.
Health care companies administer Medicare and Medicaid programs with mixed reviews. More government involvement in man