Quality Work Environments for Nurse and Patient Safety
June 28, 2016 | By Website Admin |
A great deal of recent research has focused on the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes, while little addresses the nursing work environment.
Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD
University of Toronto
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Quality Work Environments for Nurse and Patient Safety seeks to bridge this research gap by presenting a comprehensive, critical review and analysis of the literature for the ten variables that impact the nursing work environment, and ultimately, patient safety. “Quality” worklife settings for nursing are those that emphasize workplace safety, personal satisfaction, teamwork, a reasonable workload, and adequate physical surroundings. Each chapter explores a specific indicator, the instruments used to measure it, and the reliability and validity of each, then makes recommendations regarding the strength of the evidence linking the indicator to nurse, system, and patient outcomes. The chapters close by outlining the implications and future research.View book details