Denise Wiggers

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Cost containment and the nurse shortage have impacted rural hospitals and their nursing staffs. This impact did not appreciably affect burnout levels among the rural nurses, but did evidence itself in the reports of the directors of nursing and their nurses. Cost containment brought with it layoffs of colleagues in the work setting who were neighbors or(More)
PURPOSE to analyze the clinical and epidemiological profile, the outcome of pregnancy and the vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected pregnant women receiving prenatal care at the University Hospital of Santa Maria (HUSM). METHODS A prospective study was conducted on 139 HIV-infected pregnant women attended at the High-Risk(More)
Rural nurses from 13 small hospitals share their work lives and concerns. Five years of cost-containment have left them undaunted, but they worry about the financial viability of their hospitals. Their unique brand of nurse shortage has added an additional load that appears surmountable only through financial means, which have also disappeared through(More)
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