To Improve Health Care, Broaden the Role of Nurses



DMS faculty member David Goodman, M.D., was a member of a committee asked by the Institute of Medicine to study the role of nurses in the health-care workforce.

In a rapidly changing health care environment, the nation’s 3 million-plus nurses can and should play a much greater role in delivering care, according to a new Institute of Medicine report. David C. Goodman, MD, MS, of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, a researcher known for his expertise on issues involving the health care workforce, is a member of the Committee that authored the report.

“Nurses already are central to high quality care. Of any member of the health care team, they have the most enduring relationship with patients and are the most trusted professionals in health care,” said Dr. Goodman, who is also a professor of pediatrics and of community and family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and a practicing physician at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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