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Starting case managers on the right foot

Case Management Monthly, January 1, 2009

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Despite the effect the economic downturn is having on the national job market, hospitals still face a daunting challenge in retaining quality case managers.

Some of the reasons for case manager turnover are the high stress of the profession, long hours, and the difficulty of transitioning from nursing or social work into case management. But many of these issues can be resolved with a strong preceptor program, says Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN, vice president of clinical performance improvement at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas.

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