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Penn Nursing highlights a new repeated cross-sectional study published in Nursing Outlook co-authored by Research Associates Linda H. Aiken, Matthew D. McHugh and Karen Lasater which determines that hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the Covid-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today.
"Better Staffed Hospitals Before Pandemic Had Better Outcomes During It," Penn Nursing.
Aiken LH, Sloane DM, McHugh MD, Pogue CA, Lasater KB "A repeated cross-sectional study of nurses immediately before and during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for action" Nursing Outlook, December 07, 2022.
Linda H. Aiken and Karen B. Lasater's (PSC/PARC Research Associates) recent Journal of Nursing Regulation paper entitled "Conditions of Nursing Practice in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Before COVID-19: Implications for Policy Action" was cited in Medical Xpress.
Research Associate Karen Lasater (PARC) co-authored a study, "Conditions of Nursing Practice in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Before Covid 19: Implications for Policy Action," published in the Journal of Nursing Home Regulation. The authors summarized the results and advocate for minimum nurse staffing standards in Penn LDI.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2015