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Gallup Poll: Power Elite Believes Nurses Should Have More Say in Policy, Management
Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, AJN interim editor-in-chief
Last week I attended a press conference in Washington, D.C., where the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a Gallup poll it had commissioned to find out what 1, 500 opinion leaders (or as Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport put it, “the people who run things in this country”) think about nursing leadership and nurses’ influence on health care reform.
It’s no surprise that most (69%) see nurses as having little influence on health reform. Nurses ranked at the very bottom—immediately below patients, who were below physicians in the rankings. Mary Naylor, an innovative leader from the University of Pennsylvania and part of a reaction panel, hit the nail on the head: “Everyone should be concerned that the largest group of health care providers and the consumers are the least influential.” (Those seen as having the greatest influence are government officials and insurance executives—no surprise there, either.)
In identifying what impedes nurses’ ability to be in leadership roles, here’s how the opinion leaders weighed-in:
- 69.3% noted that nurses are not seen as important decision makers as compared with physicians.
- 68% noted nurses were not seen as revenue generators like physicians.
- 62.4% think nurses are focused on acute care and not prevention or health maintenance.
- 55.8% think nurses lack a single voice in speaking on national issues.
- 50.9% think nurses lack opportunities to move into leadership positions.
The good news is that the opinion leaders, for the most part, feel that nurses should have more influence in policy, planning, and management, especially around patient safety, improving quality, preventive care in the community, coordinating care, and “helping the system adapt to an aging population.” The top three suggestions, in answer to an open-ended question on what nurses need to do to gain more influence, were: nurses need to make their voices heard (15%), nurses need to have higher expectations and accountability (12%), and nurses needed to improve their image (10%).
The bottom line. While some might dismiss this as just another survey showing that nurses are well thought of, this survey is important because the “opinion leaders” agree that nurses have important contributions to make as planners, policy makers and leaders. They know that nurses are key to reducing errors and adverse events and improving quality, safety, and access to care.
So how many nurses do you know on hospital boards or boards of trustees? I like the comment made by panel member Richard Hader, chief nursing officer at Meridian Health Systems in New Jersey: “Nurses should not work for organizations that don’t have nurses at the highest levels of decision-making.”How to pick a ripe watermelon? How doyou do tricks on yourcouputer? What are the requirements to open a bank account? What does aristocrat mean? How to increase stamina? What does it mean when your legs shake? What is the meaning of deku? How to evolve magmar? What is some tricks to treating a chest cold? What is the meaning of direct variation? Wake me.up when september ends meaning? how to pay hired home helper What gas stations are open near me? how to microwave tuna helper How to level up in demon souls? What is the meaning of no shave november? lpt when you close spotify web helper What does llp stand for? What does the chariot tarot card mean? What does ugg mean? What does toss the salad mean? What does avert mean? How to draw a cat face? How long for antibiotics to work? What is the meaning of the pineapple? How to write essay instructions tips professors? How to watercolor tips for animals? What does it mean to get shot in a dream? What is the meaning of prophylactic? What does tbh mean texting? What does the name sage mean? what happened to tuna helper How to do stunning magic tricks? How long to get into ketosis? what is a helper ip How to make someone a co host on zoom? How to use cricut transfer tape? Lost when it comes to facebook marketing? these tips will show you the way? what is driver agent plus helper How long to wait to take a pregnancy test? how to set ip helper on brocade icx 7450 How to take off? How to make beef tips with gravy? What does marmite taste like? Which word is closest in meaning to archetype? What is the meaning of intersection in math? What does an unsubsidized loan mean? How to take off gel nails? What time does wrestlemania start 2022? How to stop knee pain? How to take off acrylic nails with hot water? What is the meaning of color purple? What is the meaning of john paul? How to activate imessage? What does arrow mean on iphone? How long to boil eggs on stove? Tips on how to puyo? How to cash out on crypto.com? Stand up for what you believe in meaning? How to open task manager on mac? What does right brain dominant mean? What is sinusitis? How to move a mobile home for free? Father why have you forsaken me meaning? What are metric measurements? How to screen mirror on roku? Tips on how to beat the first level of gods are watching? What goes up and down but does not move? What does cc and bcc mean? How to find the median of a data set? How to speed up nerve regeneration after prostate surgery? What does tips training stand for in a restaurant? What does hex mean? how long will wii u usb helper take to download games elden ring how to summon helper What are capital gains? What is odd mean? How to check ram? What does horny goat weed do for women? how to thicken hamburger helper What does down to earth mean? What are owls a sign of? How to mount a tight motorcycle tire tips? What does spilling the tea mean? What do the symbols on clothes tags mean? How to do magic finger tricks? How much did your father earn from working (wages salaries tips etc.) how to answer? What is the meaning of madelyn? when was mother little helper written What is the meaning of cursory? How to make splash potions? why is the hamburger helper mascot a glove -anatomy- How to pronounce genre? What is the meaning of analogue? What time does mod pizza close? how to do bring a domistic helper from another country How to pronounce acai? How to value a business? What does dragon fruit taste like?
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