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Oct. 8, 2003 -- No. 529

Nursing researchers to discuss quality of patient care at conference

Today (Oct. 8) through Saturday (Oct. 11)
Chapel Hill Sheraton Hotel
One Europa Drive, off U.S. 15-501

More than 100 of the nationís nursing researchers and administrators are participating in a conference on enhancing the quality of care people receive in the American health-care system. "Fashioning the Future: Enhancing Care Through Nursing Health Services Research" is the theme of this yearís National Nursing Administration Research Conference (NARC).

Topics to be covered include the impact of the nursing shortage on patient safety, the effect of work place environments on nursing turnover, the characteristics of magnet versus non-magnet hospitals and the best ways to care for the nationís growing elderly population, especially in nursing homes.

Local experts participating in the conference who are available for interview include:

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Note: A full listing of conference speakers and activities is available at http://nursing.unc.edu/lifelong/narc/index.html.
School of Nursing contact: Sunny Smith Nelson, (919) 966-1412 or sunny_nelson@unc.edu