Quality Work Environments for Nurse and Patient Safety

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Medical - 273 pages
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Quality Work Environments For Nurse And Patient Safety Presents A Comprehensive, Critical Review And Analysis Of The Literature For The Ten Variables That Impact The Nursing Work Environment, And Ultimately, Patient Safety. 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.
 

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Contents

Indicators of Nurse Staffing
1
Nurse Staffing
9
TeamworkNursing and the Multidisciplinary Team
39
Organizational Climate and Culture
67
Span of Control
93
Workload and Productivity
105
Autonomy and DecisionMaking in Nursing
139
Professional Development Opportunities
163
Scope of Nursing Leadership
181
Overtime
213
Absenteeism
229
Conclusions
257
Index
265
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