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Influence of workplace culture on nursing sensitive nurse outcomes in municipal primary health care.

Hahtela, Nina, Paavilainen, Eija, McCormack, Brendan, Slater, Paul F, Helminen, Mika and Suominen, Tarja (2014) Influence of workplace culture on nursing sensitive nurse outcomes in municipal primary health care. Journal of Nursing Management, 23 (7). pp. 931-939. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12237/abstract

DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12237


Aim To explore the influence of workplace culture on sickness absences, overtimework and occupational injuries in municipal primary health care.Background The need to improve nursing sensitive outcomes has beenhighlighted. Therefore, an adequate understanding of the influence of workplaceculture on nursing-sensitive nurse outcomes is essential for nurse managers tomeet the requirements of improving nursing outcomes.Methods A cross-sectional survey design was used to incorporating the data from21 inpatient acute care units of nine organisations at the Finnish municipalprimary health care system from 2011 to 2012.Results Findings emphasise in particular the importance of the practiceenvironment as being an interpretative factor for nurses’ absences owing tosickness, overtime work and occupational injuries.Conclusion and implications for nursing management To ensure favourablenursing sensitive outcomes it is essential that there is a shared interest in the unitto invest in the creation of a supportive practice environment. Outcomeimprovements require a special focus on issues related to nursing management,adequate staffing and resources and intention to leave.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Outcome assessment, primary health care, work environment
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:31512
Deposited By: Dr Paul Slater
Deposited On:05 May 2015 10:11
Last Modified:22 Aug 2018 15:13

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