Changing the Image of Nursing


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Changing the Image of Nursing
The nursing profession is confronted with numerous problems, all of which are contributing to its poor image. The most serious problem is the nursing shortage which is the source of a host of other problems such as work overload, stress, conflict between nurses, and inability to provide quality patient care. Along with quality of care, patient safety also is in jeopardy as a result of the nursing shortage (
, 2004). The nursing shortage is just one of many other issues which have caused problems for the nursing profession over many years. The main source of the current negative image of nursing is found in the mass media. To change their image, nurses need to assume control over their...
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