Resource allocation and rationing in nursing care: A discussion paper

  • P Anne Scott, Clare Harvey, Heike Felzmann, Riitta Suhonen, Monika Habermann, Kristin Halvorsen, Karin Christiansen, Luisa Toffoli, Evridiki Papastavrou
  • Nursing Ethics, April 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0969733018759831

Resource allocation and rationing in nursing

What is it about?

this article discusses the need for an explicit, overt discussion about the allocation of nursing time

Why is it important?

This article is important in that it highlights the need to make public and explicit a practice that is currently hidden and unmonitored and which may be dangerous to patients in our health services.


P Anne Scott
National University of Ireland, Galway

This is an important and necessary discussion if we take patient care, nursing staff welfare or health care ethics seriously.

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The following have contributed to this page: Associate Professor Clare L Harvey and P Anne Scott