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Correlates of employees’ perceptions of a healthy work environment
Graham S. Lowe, Grant Schellenberg and Harry S. Shannon


This study analyzed correlates of workers’ perceptions of the extent to which their work environment is healthy, and how these perceptions influence job satisfaction, employee commitment, workplace morale, absenteeism and intent to quit. The study supports a comprehensive model of workplace health that targets working conditions, work relationships and workplace organization for health promotion interventions.

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Nursing Leadership, 17(3)

Research Leadership
Recruitment and Retention of Nurses: Challenges Facing Hospital and Community Employers

Sheila Cameron, Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen, Sherry Bergeron and Jennifer Out


Understanding nurses’ perceptions of their workplaces underpins successful recruitment and retention initiatives, particularly in this time of global nursing shortage. The American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nursing have identified “magnet characteristics” – organizational factors that support excellent practice and working conditions in hospital settings. Using selected magnet characteristics, this exploratory study examined nurses’ perceptions of their work experiences in both hospital and community settings. Mail surveys were completed by community and hospital nurses (n=1248) selected randomly from a provincial registry in Ontario, Canada. Scales measured organizational factors (organizational and immediate supervisor support, decentralized decision-making, nurse-physician relationships and work-group cohesiveness) and job-related factors (autonomy, job challenge, work demands, fair treatment, work-status congruence; satisfaction with career, salary, working conditions) of nurses’ experiences in their work settings. Nurses in both sectors wanted more opportunities to participate in decision-making and recognition for their contributions to their organizations. In the hospital sector, nurses reported significantly lower levels of perceived organizational and supervisory support and autonomy, and were less satisfied with working conditions and scheduling. Nurses in the community sector were most dissatisfied with salary.

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Will Falk to Board of Directors, Medseek; Birmingham, AL
Dr. Kathleen Gallagher-Ross to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Mr. John Fraser to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Ms. Carol Perry to the Board of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Debra Bournes to Provincial Chief Nursing Officer, Ontario
Dr. Stewart Kennedy to President of the Ontario Medical Association
Michael Emery to Director, Health Systems Strategies – Western Canada, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Dr. Katherine Rouleau to Director, Global Health Program, the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Mike Shea to chair of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network board.
Robert Lawler to Vice Chair of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network board.
Dr. Ian Dawe to Physician-in-Chief, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Marsha Young (SAIC) Appointed to the Board of Directors, National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center
Dr. Michael Ignatieff to Senior Resident of Massey College, University of Toronto
Florine Lobo to Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
Nancy Hoddinott to Program Leader, Community-Based Services, Nova Scotia Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services
Ann Davis to Campaign Director, Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia
Marlene Murray to Regional Director, Cancer Research Society, Ottawa, Ontario
Michael Feraday to Executive Director, Barrie (ON) & Community Family Health Team
Adrienne Nolan to Director of Development, University of British Columbia
Wendy Harris to CEO Cancer Research Society, Ottawa, Ontario
Elise Monaghan Joubert to Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, York Central Hospital Foundation, Richmond Hill, Ontario


Dr. Andreas Laupacis receives the 2011 Health Services Research Advancement Award from CHSRF
Goldie White from Makkovik, Labrador awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing (CNA)
Tracy Daigneault of Warman, Saskatchewan awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing (CNA)
Susan Siwik of Parry Sound, Ontario awarded the 2011 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch National Award of Excellence in Nursing (CNA)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Employer Recognition Awards
Fraser Health (British Columbia); Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
York Central Hospital (Ontario); Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Manitoba) Honourable mention, Employer Recognition Awards
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Ontario), CNA Innovation Award
Horizon Health Network, Saint John Regional Hospital (New Brunswick), CNA Innovation Awards.

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Here is a sample of recently posted nursing positions:

Operating Room Nurses – Multiple Positions –  Fraser Health, Greater Vancouver, BC
Registered Nurse-Emergency Department –  Quinte Health Care, Belleville, ON
Registered Nurse – Victorian Order of Nurses, Winnipeg, MB
RNs & RPNs – Visiting Nursing (Bilingual) – Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Ottawa, ON and Area
Registered Nurse – Stevenson Memorial Hosptial, Alliston. ON
Registered Practical Nurse – The Credit Valley Hospital – Mississauga, ON
Nursing Positions – The Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC

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This entry was posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 1:33 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.