What nurses and midwives want: Findings from the national survey on workplace climate and well-being

Holland, P, Tham, T and Gill, F 2018, 'What nurses and midwives want: Findings from the national survey on workplace climate and well-being', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1-7.


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Title What nurses and midwives want: Findings from the national survey on workplace climate and well-being
Author(s) Holland, P
Tham, T
Gill, F
Year 2018
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Aim: A discussion of the findings from a nationwide study of workplace and well-being issues of Australian nurses and midwives. Background: Current discourse only provides a fragmented understanding of a multifaceted nature of working conditions and well-being, necessitating a more holistic investigation to identify critical workplace issues within these professions. Design: Discussion paper. Data Sources: A national survey conducted in July 2016 involving Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation members. The literature supporting this paper focuses on the nursing and midwifery workforce and studies on attraction and retention issues. Implications for Nursing and Midwifery: Workplace policies and practices in place in health care organizations that are within the control of management are key factors in the negative issues associated with the profession from the survey. Proactive and targeted interventions particularly aimed at salient issues of work intensification, declining engagement, and effective voice mechanisms are needed to address these crucial issues if the attrition of individuals from nursing and midwifery occupations is going to be ameliorated. Conclusion: To alleviate workforce issues pushing nurses and midwives to the tipping point of exiting the professions, health care organizations need to take a proactive stance in addressing issues under the control of management.
Subject Nursing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) climate
health care sector
midwifery
nursing
surveys and questionnaires
workplace
DOI - identifier 10.1111/ijn.12630
Copyright notice © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
ISSN 1322-7114
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