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About the Author
Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She is the author of Life Support and Nursing against the Odds, the coauthor of From Silence to Voice, and the coeditor of The Complexities of Care, all from Cornell. John Buchanan is Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney. He is the coauthor of Fragmented Futures. Tanya Bretherton is a senior research fellow at the Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney, and editor of Human Resource in Practice.
Very timely. The authors offer a thorough review of nurse-patient ratios, looking specifically at California and Victoria, Australia (both are places that have mandated low nurse-to-patient ratios)... showing how nurses, hospital administrators, and health care policy makers have embraced and implemented low, safe ratios. It is crucial reading for health care professionals and administrators, upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, researchers, and general readers--anyone who is a patient, may someday be a patient, or knows a patient.-- "Choice"