Confirmation of a Healthy Work Environment

Kramer, Marlene; Schmalenberg, Claudia
April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p56
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the criteria for achieving a healthy work environment for nurses in intensive care units. The primary factors identified as integral to healthy work environment include leadership, education and interdisciplinary relationships. It discusses the use of the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM), which focuses on work processes and relationships, as a measurement of such a work environment. It notes the usefulness of EOM in providing direction for changes necessary to enhance the work environment and the outcomes of care.


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