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Oregon nurse staffing law: is it working?
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PMID:  22361869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In 2001, Oregon enacted a law mandating the creation of hospital nurse staffing committees to oversee staffing in acute care hospitals. The study design is a descriptive case study (qualitative method) using semistructured interviews and focus groups to assess the law requiring hospital nurse staffing committees to monitor nurse staffing in Oregon. One significant theme of the study was the wide variation among facilities in the way the staffing legislation is viewed, interpreted, understood, appreciated, and implemented. Another was that the chief nursing officer's view of the legislation tended to be the prevailing view expressed by the managers and staff nurses from those same organizations. A significant difference between a functional versus nonfunctional committee was whether the chief nurse viewed the legislation in a positive way and was using the legislation to enhance his/her work.
Jean Ann Seago; Sue Davidson; Diane Waldo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nursing administration     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1539-0721     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Adm     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1263116     Medline TA:  J Nurs Adm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Author Affiliations: Professor (Dr Seago), University of California San Francisco; Assistant Executive Director, Nursing Practice, Education & Research (Dr Davidson), Oregon Nurses Association, Tualatin, Oregon; Director of Quality & Clinical Services (Ms Waldo), Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
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