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Press Release:  Enrollment Growth Slows at U.S. Nursing Colleges and Universities in 2007 Despite Calls for More Registered Nurses.  Washington:  American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Dec. 3, 2007.

The Economics of Labor in Not-for-Profit Healthcare, 2007.  Hudson, FL:  Workforce Prescriptions, Dec. 2, 2007.

2007 State Physician Workforce Data Book.  Washington:  Association of American Medical Colleges, Dec. 2007.

Data Report. Security: What Americans Want From a Job.  Washington:  Center for State and Local Goernment Execellence, Dec. 2007.

Duffy, J., Baldwin, J., and Mastorovich, M.  Using the quality-caring model to organize patient care delivery.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(12):546-551, Dec. 2007.

Newhouse, R., and others.  Organizational change strategies for evidence-based practice.   Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(12):552-557, Dec. 2007.

Moore, S., and Hutchison, S.  Developing leaders at every level.   Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(12):564-568, Dec. 2007.

Colosi, M.  Nurses:  when supply fails demand, a patient care catastrophe looms.  Nurse Leader.  5(6):46-53, Dec. 2007.

Many Medical Facilities Have Challenges in Recruiting and Retaining Nurse Anesthetists.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Dec. 2007.

Young, C., and others.  The 'patient shift' program:  incentives for nurses, rewards for nursing teams.  Nursing Economics.  25(6):339-344, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Christmas, K.  Workplace abuse:  finding solutions.  Nursing Economics.  25(6):365-367, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Wood, B., and Killion, J.  Burnout among healthcare professionasl.  Radiology Management.  29(6):30-34, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Hot Jobs. Best Employers 2007.  Washington:  AARP, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Donoghue, C., and Castle, N.  Organizational and environmental effects on voluntary and involuntary turnover.  Health Care Management Review.  32(4):360-369, Oct./Dec. 2007.

A Reporter's Toolkit: Health Care Costs. Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 27, 2007.

A Reporter's Toolkit: Child Health Coverage. Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 14, 2007.

A Reporter's Toolkit: Medicaid.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 9, 2007.

Croasdale, M.  Record number vied for medical school slots.  American Medical News.  50(41):1-2, Nov. 5, 2007.

A Reporter's Toolkit: The Uninsured.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 1, 2007.

Smith, P., and others.  Issues and opportunities for retaining experienced nurses at the bedside.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(11):485-487, Nov. 2007.

Simmons, H., and Rapoport, D.  How will physician extenders affect our need for physicians?  Healthcare Strategic Management.  25(11):4-5, Nov. 2007.

Fordyce, M., and others.  Final Report #116. 2005 Physician Supply and Distribution in Rural Areas of the United States.  Washington:  University of Washington, Nov. 2007.

Kuehn, B.  No end in sight to nursing shortage.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  298(14):1623-1625, Oct. 10, 2007.

Skillman, S., and others.  Final Report #115. Changes in the Rural Registered Nurse Workforce form 1980 to 2004.  Washington:  University of Washington, Oct. 2007.

Facts and Controversies about Nurse Staffing Policy: A Look at Existing Models, Enforcement Issues, and Research Needs.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Oct. 2007.

Updated planning needed to address physician shortages.  Healthcare Strategic Management.  25(10):4-6, Oct. 2007.

Larkin, M.  Finding a few good menHealthLeaders Magazine.  10(10):46, Oct. 2007.

Foreign-Educated Nurses: A Small But Important Part of the U.S. Health Workforce.  Arlington, VA:  National Foundation for American Policy, Oct. 2007.

Ricketts, T., and Randolph, R.  Urban-rural flowers of physicians.  Journal of Rural Health.  23(4):277-285, Fall 2007.

Nooney, J., and Lacey, L.  Validating HRSA's nurse supply and demand models:  a state-level perspective.  Nursing Economics.  25(5):270-278, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Elgie, R.  Politics, economics, and nursing shortages:  a critical look at United States government policies.  Nursing Economics.  25(5):285-292, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Myers, V., and Dreachslin, J.  Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce:  challenges and opportunities.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  52(5):290-298, Sept./Oct. 2007.

Vanhook, P.  Cost-Utility Analysis: A Method of Quantifying the Value of Registered NursesThe Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  Manuscript 5, Sept. 30, 2007.

Dunton, N., and others.  The Relationship of Nursing Workforce Characteristics to Patient OutcomesThe Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  Manuscript 4, Sept. 30, 2007. 

Montalvo, I.  The National Database of Nursing Quality IndicatorsTM (NDNQI®).  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  Manuscript 3, Sept. 30, 2007. 

Welton, J.  Mandatory Hospital Nurse to Patient Staffing Ratios: Time to Take a Different Approach.  The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  Manuscript 1, Sept. 30, 2007.

Jones, C., and Gates, M.  The costs and benefits of nurse turnover: a business case for nurse retention.  Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.  12(3):1-14, Sept. 30, 2007.

Toolkit: Crowd-out and SCHIP.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Sept. 12, 2007.

Cole, B.  Recruiting physicians to community hospitals: four pieces of advice from rural docs.  HealthLeaders.  Web exclusive.  Sept. 5, 2007.

New Paradigms for Physician Training for Improving Access to Health Care.  Rockville, MD:  Council on Graduate Medical Education, Sept. 2007.

Enhancing Flexibility in Graduate Medical Education.  Rockville, MD:  Council on Graduate Medical Education, Sept. 2007.

Anderson, S.  Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact of America's Nursing Shortage.  Arlington, VA:  National Foundation for American Policy, Sept. 2007.

National nursing shortage:  a snapshot.  OR Manager.  23(9):14, Sept. 2007.

OR staffing picture worsens, with RN vacancies, open position up.  OR Manager.  23(9):1, 7, 9-11, Sept. 2007.

Kash, B., Castle, N., and Phillips, C.  Nursing home spending, staffing, and turnover.  Health Care Management Review.  32(3):253-262, July/Sept. 2007.

Oklahoma health care workforce partners selected for grant to address nursing shortage.  Hotline.  67(32):1-2, Aug. 8, 2007.

Toolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Aug. 7, 2007.

Toward a Method for Identifying Facilities and Communities with Shortages on Nurses, Summary Report.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Aug. 2007.

Rural Emergency Department Staffing: Potential Implications for the Quality of Emergency Care Provided in Rural Areas.  Minneapolis, MN:  Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, Aug. 2007.

LaPorte, M.  High court nixes overtime pay.  Provider.  33(8):14, Aug. 2007.

Lourde, K.  Caregivers focus on sharpening skills.  Provider.  33(8):21-34, Aug. 2007.

Walsh, T.  Are nurses allowed to unionize?  Provider.  33(8):41-44, Aug. 2007.

Recent Studies and Reports on Physician Shortages in the U.S.  Washington:  Association of American Medical Colleges, Aug. 2007.

Anderson, D.  Safe and secure.  MGMA Connexion.  7(7):42-45, Aug. 2007.

Vestal, K.  Coaching for interpersonal skills.  Nurse Leader.  5(4):6-8, Aug. 2007.

Gallo, K.  The new nurse manager:  a leadership development program paves the road to success.  Nurse Leader.  5(4):28-32, Aug. 2007.

Clarke, S.  Making the business case for nursing:  justifying investments in nurse staffing and high-quality practice environments.  Nurse Leader.  5(4):34-38, Aug. 2007.

O'Rourke, M.  Role-based nurse managers:  a linchpin to practice excellence.  Nurse Leader.  5(4):44-48, 53, Aug. 2007.

Manthey, M.  Nurse manager as culture builder.  Nurse Leader.  5(4):54-56, Aug. 2007.

Milliken, T., Clements, P., and Tillman, H.  The impact of stress management on nurse productivity and retention.  Nursing Economics.  25(4):203-211, July/Aug. 2007.

Mumolie, G., Lichtig, L., and Knauf, R.  The implications of nurse staffing information:  the real value of reporting nursing data.  Nursing Economics.  25(4):212-216, July/Aug. 2007.

Paschke, S.  Career coaches for nursing:  a strategy for increasing your ROI.  Nursing Economics.  25(4):238-240, July/Aug. 2007.

Aiken, L., and Xue, Y.  Supplemental nurse staffing in hospitals and quality of care.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(7/8):335-342, July/Aug. 2007.

Keeler, H., and Cramer, M.  A policy analysis of federal registered nurses safe staffing legislation.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(7/8):350-356, July/Aug. 2007.

McGilton, K., and others.  Supervisory support, job stress, and job satisfaction among long-term care nursing staff.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(7/8):366-372, July/Aug. 2007.

Wall, M.  Developing and implementing a career ladder program.  Radiology Management.  29(4):42-52, July/Aug. 2007.

What works:  healing the healthcare staffing shortage.  Modern Healthcare.  37(29):insert after 24, July 23, 2007.

Toolkit: Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform. July 13, 2007.

Massachusetts Health Reform Toolkit.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, July 5, 2007.

ASHP long-range vision for the pharmacy work force in hospitals and health systems.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  64(12):1320-1330, June 15, 2007.

Institute of Medicine.  Shortage of Public Health Physicians a Concern.  Washington:  National Academy Press, June 6, 2007.

Physician Workforce Study.  Waltham, MA:  Massachusetts Medical Society, June 2007.

Anderson, S.  The Point System's Impact on Foreign Nurses and Other Potential Immigrants.  Arlington, VA:  National Foundation for American Policy, June 2007.

Global migration of nursesHealth Services Research.  Special issue.  42(3p2):1275-1438, June 2007.

Kingma, M.  Nurses on the move:  a global overview.  Health Services Research.  42(3p2):1281-1298, June 2007.

Aiken, L.  U.S. nurse labor market dynamics are key to global nurse sufficiency.  Health Services Research.  42(3):1299-1320, Part II, June 2007.

Kingma, M.  Nurses on the move:  a global overview.  Health Services Research.  42(3):1281-1298, Part II, June 2007.

Bully, J.  The role of nursing leadership in creating a mentoring culture in acute care environments.  Nursing Economics.  25(3):143-149, May/June 2007.

Beglinger, J.  A critical competency:  determining and communicating the number of nurses you must hire.  Nursing Economics.  25(3):174, May/June 2007.

Christmas, K., and Hart, K.  Workforce shortages are a global issue.  Nursing Economics.  25(3):175-177, May/June 2007.

Weil, P., and Zimmerman, M.  Narrowing the gender gap.  Healthcare Executive.  22(3):22-30, May/June 2007.

Buerhaus, P., and others.  Impact of the nurse shortage on hospital patient care:  comparative perspectives.  Health Affairs.  26(3):853-862, May/June 2007.

Kovner, C., and others.  Work attitudes of older RNs.  Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.  8:107-119, May, 2007.

Rosenfeld, P.  Workplace practices for retaining older hospital nurses: implications form a study of nurses with eldercare responsibilities.   Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.  8:120-129, May, 2007

Upenieks, V., and others.  Assessing nursing staffing ratios:  variability in workload intensity.   Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.  8:7-19, May, 2007

Ulrich, B., Buerhaus, P., and Donelan, K.  Magnet status and registered nurse views of the work environment and nursing as a cancer.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(5):212-220, May 2007.

Laschniger, H., Purdy, N., and Atmost, J.  The impact of leader- member exchange quality, empowerment, and core self-evaluation on nurse manager's job satisfaction.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(5):221-229, May 2007.

Mensik, J.  The essentials of magnetism for home health.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(5):230-234, May 2007.

Way, C., and others.  The impact of organizational culture on clinical managers organizational commitment and turnover intentions.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(5):235-242, May 2007.

Upenieks, V., and others.  Value--added care.  Journal of Nursing Administration.  37(5):243-252, May 2007.

Gregory, D., and others.  Predictors of registered nurses' organizational commitment and intent to stay.  Health Care Management Review.  32(2):119-127, Apr./June 2007.

Weinberg, D., and others.  Coordination between formal providers and informal caregivers.  Health Care Management Review.  32(2):140-149, Apr./June 2007.

Borkowski, N., and others.  Nurses' intent to leave the profession:  issues related to gender, ethnicity, and educational level.  Health Care Management Review.  32(2):160-167, Apr./June 2007.

Faller, M/  HealthLeaders EXTRA!  don't forget CEO input in the MD and nurse supply debate.  HealthLeaders, May 22, 2007.

Kennedy, E., and Dingell, J.  Nursing Workforce HHS Needs Methodology to Identify Facilities with a Critical Shortage of Nurses.  GAO-07-492R.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Apr. 30, 2007.

Kirchheimer, B.  A woman's place is in...  Modern Healthcare.  37(16):6-7, 20-28, Apr. 16, 2007.

Croasdale, M.  Gender, age factors in physician retention.  American Medical News.  50(13):23, Apr. 2, 2007.

Adams, D.  Cancer care demand to outpace oncologist supply.  American Medical News.  50(13):1, 4, Apr. 2, 2007.

Health Professional Work Force Survey Trends.  Des Moines, IA:  Iowa Hospital Association, Apr. 2007.

Averting Crisis:  Ensuring Healthcare for Future Generations in Connecticut.  Wallingford, CT:  Connecticut Hospital Association, Apr. 2007.

Koerner, J., King, O., and Leech, J.  Crisis in the workplace.  Trustee.  60(4):24-28, Apr. 2007.

LaPorte, M.  LTC commission considers workforce.  Provider.  33(4):11, Apr. 2007.

Garner, C.  The development and challenges of an international nursing workforce.  Nurse Leader.  5(2):48-51, Apr. 2007.

Access Denied: A Look at America's Medically Disenfranchised.  Washington:  National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc., Apr. 24, 2007.

Page, P., and McCloud, R.  Calculating the benefit of recruiting international nurses.  HR Pulse.   Spring 2007.

Buerhaus, P., Auerbach, D., and Staiger, D.  Recent trends in the registered nurse labor market in the U.S.:  short-run swings on top of long-term trends.  Nursing Economics.  25(2):59-68, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Buerhaus, P., and others.  Trends in the experiences of hospital-employed registered nurses:  results from three national surveys.  Nursing Economics.  25(2):69-80, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Hart, K.  The aging workforce:  implications for health care organizations.  Nursing Economics.  25(2):101-102, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Smith, A., and Lichtveld, M.  A competency-based approach to expanding the cancer care workforce.  Nursing Economics.  25(2):110-118, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Olsen, K.  Diversity at the top.  HealthLeaders.  10(3):41-43, Mar. 2007.

Williams, J.  Tired of pharmacist turnover?  Managing the Margin.  Mar. 2007.

Lima, T.  Attracting and retaining your nursing staff.  Voice of Nursing Leadership.  5(2):6-7, Mar. 2007.

Nursing Pipeline:  Three Tips to Recruit and Retain.  HealthLeaders.  Mar. 2007.

Rathert, C., and May, D.  Health care work environments, employee satisfaction, and patient safety:  care provider perspectives.  Health Care Management Review.  32(1):2-11, Jan./Mar. 2007.

Sinnott, D.  HealthLeaders extra!  fill high-level vacancies by developing internal talent.  HealthLeaders Media.  Feb. 23, 2007.

Preliminary Findings:  2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.  Washington:  U. S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Feb. 2007.

Auerbach, D., Buerhaus, P., and Stalger, D.  Better late than never:  workforce supply implications of later entry into nursing.  Health Affairs.  26(1):178-185, Jan./Feb. 2007.

100 best companies to work for 2007Fortune, Jan. 22, 2007. [includes 10 hospitals/systems].

Pittman, M.  A worldwide crisis:  a shortage of health care workers disproportionately affects developing countries, but it endangers us all.  Hospitals and Health Networks.  Web exclusive.  Jan. 10, 2007.

HEH at a crossroads:  hospital hazards come to the forefront.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):1-3, Jan. 2007.

Needlesticks remain an employee health challenge.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):3-6, Jan. 2007.

Rapid response lowers HIV needlestick risk.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):6-8, Jan. 2007.

Hospitals lag in safe patient handling.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):8-9, Jan. 2007.

Latex allergy has 'almost disappeared' among HCWs.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):9-10, Jan. 2007.

CDC:  extend HCW flue shots through January.  Hospital Employee Health.  26(1):10-12, Jan. 2007.

Mandated nurse staffing ratios in California: a comparison of staffing and nursing-sensitive outcomes pre- and postregulationPolicy, Politics and Nursing Practice.  8(4):238-250, 2007.

Why Aren't my Employees More Engaged?  Kansas City, MO:  MSA HR Capital, 2007.

Fallon, L., and McConnell, C.  Human Resource Management in Health Care.  Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007.  (W 76 F196h 2007).

Hospital Check-Up Report 2007: Nurse and Employee Perspectives on American Health Care.  South Bend, IN:  Press Ganey Associates, Inc., 2007.

MHA Hospital Personnel Survey Report Calendar Year 2006.  Elkridge, MD:  Maryland Hospital Association, 2007.

Metrics Online Annual Report:  January-December 2006 Data.  New York:  JWT Employment Communications, 2007.   (Ref HF 5549.5 S38 M48 2007).

Healthy Work Environments:  Foreign Nurse Recruitment Best Practices.  Chicago:  American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2007.  (WY 125 H334 2007).

Moskowitz, M.  Academic Health Center CEOs Say Faculty/Shortages Major Problem. Washington:  Association of Academic Health Centers, 2007.

A Call to Action:  Ensuring Global Human Resources for Health.  Chicago:  Health Research and Educational Trust, 2007.

Help Wanted:  More U.S. Doctors.  Washington:  Association of American Medical Colleges, 2007.

2007 National Physician and Nurse Supply Survey.  San Diego, CA:  AMN Healthcare, 2007.

Questions and Answers About the AAMC's New Physician Workforce Position.   Washington:  Association of American Medical Colleges, 2007.

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards and Best Practices Honors. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2007

Report to Congress:  The Critical Care Workforce:  A Study of the Supply and Demand for Critical Care Physicians.  Executive Summary.  Senate Report 108-31.  Rockville, MD:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007.

Howard, A., and others.   Feeling the Pain of Health Care's War for Talent:  Section Forecast 2006/2007.  Bridgeville, PA:  (DDI) Development Dimensions International, Inc., 2006/2007.


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