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Supporting a healthy culture: results of the Practice Environment Scale, Australia in a Magnet® designated hospital


Walker, K and Fitzgerald, K and Duff, J, Supporting a healthy culture: results of the Practice Environment Scale, Australia in a Magnet designated hospital, Journal of Nursing Administration, 44, (2) pp. 653-658. ISSN 0002-0443 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000143


The Magnet Recognition Program® requires evidence that nursing practice environments support staff to provide optimal care, access professional development opportunities, and participate in hospital affairs. The research presented in this article aimed to assess clinical nurses' work environment at a recently designated, private Magnet® hospital in Sydney, Australia. Authors compare results with baseline data collected for a gap analysis before application for recognition. The outcomes challenge previously reported data suggesting that hospitals on the journey to Magnet recognition outperform already designated hospitals in this respect.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nursing, practice environment
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)
UTAS Author:Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)
ID Code:96713
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-11-18
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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