The Use of Unregulated Staff: Time for Regulation?

@article{Duffield2014TheUO,
  title={The Use of Unregulated Staff: Time for Regulation?},
  author={Christine Duffield and Diane E Twigg and Judith Dianne Pugh and Gemma Evans and Sofia Dimitrelis and Michael A Roche},
  journal={Policy, politics & nursing practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 1-2},
  pages={
          42-48
        }
}
Internationally, shortages in the nursing workforce, escalating patient demands, and financial constraints within the health system have led to the growth of unlicensed nursing support workers. Recently, in relation to the largest publicly funded health system (National Health Service), it was reported that extensive substitution of registered nurses with unskilled nursing support workers resulted in inadequate patient care, increased morbidity and mortality rates, and negative nurse outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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