Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 5(4) June 2002 : 49-56.doi:10.12927/hcq..16509

High-Quality Healthcare Workplaces: A Vision and Action Plan

Graham S. Lowe


Looking into a future marked by intense competition for talent, growing numbers of employers are striving to create "workplaces of choice." Yet, despite the consensus that health human resources are a vital piece of the healthcare reform puzzle, few health service organizations have developed comprehensive strategies to address work environment issues. The cumulative impact of years of cost-cutting, downsizing and restructuring have left Canada's healthcare workforce demoralized, overworked and coping with working conditions that diminish both the quality of working life and organizational performance.



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