A new world: Nurses search for ways to maintain high-quality care


YAKIMA, Wash. — As Ameri­cans as a whole become sicker and older, the burden on health care providers becomes increas­ingly heavy.

For nurses, working on the front lines with patients, that burden is deeply personal. And as they’re asked to provide more and more complex care, nurses and educa­tors say that speaking up for patient safety and their own limita­tions is an essen­tial part of their role.

It’s way more complex than it was even five years ago,” said Heather Stephen-Selby, assis­tant execu­tive director for nursing practice, educa­tion and research at the Washington State Nurses Association.


YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC: A new world: Nurses search for ways to maintain high-quality care (5/14/16)