For top-quality patient care, invest in nurses

As the backbone of the healthcare workforce, nurses have shouldered the dual burden of caring for COVID-19 patients while tending to a growing and aging population. In a recent McKinsey survey, between 28 and 38 percent of frontline nurse respondents in France, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States indicated an intent to leave their current role in direct patient care in the next year. This International Nurses Day (#IND2022), learn how healthcare providers, governments, and society at large can support those who devote their lives to supporting others.

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