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The international Magnet® journey


Walker, K and Aguilera, J, The international Magnet® journey, Nursing Management, 44, (10) pp. 50-52. ISSN 0744-6314 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DOI: doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000434600.60977.9b


Three Australian hospitals have successfully met the rigorous criteria and challenging processes of the Magnet Recognition Program. There are only three other international Magnet facilities: Singapore General Hospital, the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) Medical Centre, and the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. It seems timely to explore the Magnet framework for excellence in some detail to better understand its relevance for the international hospital and healthcare community. We argue that the program can be best understood as another method of raising the bar for healthcare outcomes and providing a "customer guarantee" that the care patients receive is world-class.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)
UTAS Author:Aguilera, J (Associate Professor Jose Aguilera)
ID Code:86651
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-10-07
Last Modified:2014-05-30

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