Nursing Shortage/ Male Vs Female Doctors


Guests:

Sean Clarke
* Nurse
* Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
* Associate Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
* University of Pennsylvania
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brenda Nevidjon
* Nurse
* Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Health System Leadership School of Nursing
* Duke University
* Former Chief Operating Officer, Duke University Hospital
* Durham, North Carolina

Judith A. Hall
* Professor, Psychology
* Department of Psychology
* Northeastern University
* Boston, Massachusetts

The nursing shortage in the United States has already reached a crisis point, but it's only going to get worse. According to one new study, the U.S. will be short 400,000 nurses by the year 2020. In this hour of Science Friday, we'll look at the nursing shortage in the United States. Is it putting our health at risk? What can be done to attract new recruits? Plus, do women make better doctors?

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