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  • Date
    2006-11-17
  • Title
    Creating High-Quality Health Care Workplaces (Discussion Paper)
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  • Publisher
    Canadian Poilcy Research Networks; Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
  • Year
    2002
  • Author
    Koehoorn M, Lowe GS, Rondeau KV, Schellenberg G and Wagar TH
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Health human resources have emerged as a top priority for research and action. This paper echoes calls for a fundamentally new approach to the people side of the health care system - treating employees as assets that need to be nurtured rather than costs that need to be controlled. The question guiding the paper is: "What are the key ingredients of a high-quality work environment in Canada's health care sector and how can this goal be achieved?" Synthesizing insights from a variety of research streams, the paper identifies many ingredients are needed to create a high-quality workplace. We take a multidisciplinary and holistic approach, which complements other research initiatives on health human resources in three ways. The paper suggests that health care organizations can, and must, achieve a virtuous circle connecting work environments, individual quality of work life, and organizational performance.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
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