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Quiet at Night: Implementing a Nightingale Principle

Murphy, Gina BSN, RN; Bernardo, Anissa LCSW; Dalton, Joanne PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: December 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 12 - p 43–51
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000438871.60154.a8
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Gina Murphy is a nurse manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, where Anissa Bernardo is the patient satisfaction project manager. Joanne Dalton is a nurse scientist at BIDMC and an associate professor of nursing at Regis College, Weston, MA. Contact author: Gina Murphy, gamurphy@bidmc.harvard.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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