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Caring nurses hit by a quality storm

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Linda Aiken, Anne Marie Rafferty, Walter Sermeus

Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number35
Published30 Apr 2014

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Research by the authors, some of it unpublished, indicates that nurses in England are not 'uncaring'. On the contrary, they score highly on measures of caring. Negative perceptions of nurses in England can be explained by their excessive workload and inadequate skill mix. Put simply, nurses in England do not have the time to show how much they care.

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