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Nurse staffing and patient safety: What the research shows



Sept. 28, 1 p.m. ET

Journalist Sarah DiGregorio, author of the forthcoming book, "Taking Care: The Revolutionary Story of Nursing," and Kerry Dooley Young, AHCJ’s core topic leader on patient safety, will review the findings of major studies on how nurse staffing levels affect quality of care. This webinar will introduce journalists to major papers and reports on this issue and provide an update on efforts at the state and federal level to mandate nurse-patient ratios.

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Sarah DiGregorio

Kerry Dooley Young

“She Had a Preemie — and Then She Started to Ask Important Questions" was the headline of the 2020 New York Times review of DiGregorio's first book, "Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us." DiGregorio, who has a master's in journalism from New York University, has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Village Voice and in magazines including Saveur and Parade, specializing earlier in food writing. Her second book, a cultural history of nursing called "Taking Care: The Revolutionary Story of Nursing," is forthcoming in May.