For years, LDI Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Karen Lasater, PhD, RN, has been studying how the organizational dynamics of hospital nursing work environments positively or negatively affect both nurses and their patients. Lasater is the Jessie M. Scott Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy and a member of the Penn Nursing’s internationally famous Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. In this 3-minute video, she succinctly explains the driving forces of the current nurse burnout and shortage crisis.

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