Healthy Work Environments Must Be a Priority

February 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2008 Supplement, Vol. 28, p48
Academic Journal
In this article, the author encourages nurses in the U.S. to make healthy work environments a priority in their practice. The author asserts the link between healthy work environments and patient safety and nurse retention and recruitment. He suggests that nurses must address not only the physical environment but also less tangible barriers to staff and patient safety. He indicates some of the factors that would contribute to the achievement of the goal, including skilled communication, true collaboration and effective decision making.


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