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Nurses report a healthy culture: Results of the Practice Environment Scale (Australia) in an Australian hospital seeking Magnet recognition

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Walker, KN and Middleton, S and Rolley, J and Duff, J, Nurses report a healthy culture: Results of the Practice Environment Scale (Australia) in an Australian hospital seeking Magnet recognition, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16 pp. 616-623. ISSN 1440-172X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 Blackwell

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01890.x

Abstract

The Magnet Recognition Program requires evidence that the nursing practice environment supports staff to provide optimal care, access professional development opportunities and participate in hospital affairs. This research aimed to assess clinical nursesí work environment at a leading private hospital in Sydney, Australia using a version of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index modified for the Australian context. Our results were comparable to Magnet hospitals for two subscales and significantly higher than Magnet results for the remaining three subscales and the composite scale. This was especially pleasing in relation to the hospital's preparation for Magnet recognition. Hospitals across Australasia might find administration of the Practice Environment Scale (modified for use in the Australian context) a useful exercise both as a stimulus to preparation and an indicator of readiness for Magnet recognition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nursing; Practice Environment Survey
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Other Medical and Health Sciences
Research Field:Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Walker, KN (Professor Kim Walker)
Author:Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)
ID Code:86971
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-11-04
Last Modified:2013-12-11
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