Mullan Institute team members, Candice Chen, Patricia Pittman, Edward Salsberg, Clese Erickson, and Sara Westergaard co-author this Health Affairs piece that frames the health care service response to COVID-19 and the health workforce needs. The article outlines workforce strategies to protect, maximize, and expand the health workforce to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It outlines five considerations for implementing COVID-19 health workforce strategies for implementation. Read the full article.
In this New England Journal of Medicine article, Dr. Patricia Pittmann, director of the Mullan Institute and other Health Workforce Research Center directors outline recommendations that are needed to rapidly increase health workforce capacity and to replenish it when personnel are quarantined or need time off to rest or care for sick family members during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article.
In this Academic Medicine article Mullan Institute members, Sonal Batra, Julie Orban, Leigh Anne Butler and Fitzhugh Mullan describe the development of a new tool to measure the social mission at dental, medical, and nursing schools across the United States, and they reflect on the implications of using this tool to deepen discussions around the social mission and strengthen progress towards health equity. Read the full article.
This manuscript co-authored by Mullan Institute members, Dr. Ashely Darcey-Mahoney, Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, and Katherine Green, et.al. is a commentary that outlines the foundational understanding of the history of social mission in nursing education through the present time and amplifies that educators should consider how adopting a social mission lens could help schools more effectively align their curricula, policies and practices with health equity. Read the entire article.
In this New England Journal of Medicine article co-authored by Dr. Patricia Pittman, discusses The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, in the U.S. Congress which would remove caps on employment-based visas for immigrants from any one country and may include a carve-out for nurses. The policy could exacerbate unfair labor practices in the staffing industry without rules preventing worker exploitation. Read the full article.