Dr. Patricia Pittman, Director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, was hosted a guest on All sides with Ann Fisher podcast, 'What's causing a nursing shortage?'. Listen here.
With over 100,000 nurses leaving the profession between 2020 and 2021, marking the largest single-year decline, the healthcare system is facing a nursing crisis. Dr. Pittman discussed the reasons behind the shortage, including the recent three-day strike by nurses in New York City protesting insufficient staffing.
GWMI member, Dr. Candice Chen, was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the issue of medical residents unionizing over pay and working conditions. In the article, Dr. Chen states, 'Anticompetitiveness in the match system is actually in some ways protected in law.' This topic is of particular relevance as medical residents across the country continue to push for better pay and working conditions. Click here to read the full article.
Director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Patricia Pittman, report titled 'The Evidence on Hospital Staffing & Outcomes: Implications for Washington' has been highlighted by the Seattle Times. The report emphasizes the strong scientific evidence linking nurse staffing levels to patient safety and worker satisfaction. The findings of this report will be of great importance for policy makers, healthcare providers, and nurses in Washington. Click here to read the full article and the report.
Julia Strasser, director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health and Assistant Research Professor at Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, and Ellen Schenk, research Associate in the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity were featured in this article from Relias Media.
“We found the number of physicians providing contraceptive services decreased substantially from 2019 to 2020,” Strasser says. “There was a dramatic decrease in the number of physicians providing contraceptive services. From 2020 to 2021, we saw a little increase, but it never regained that 2019 pre-COVID number, so we’re seeing this loss of physicians in the workplace.”
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