Hannigan, Delphine J. and Patrick, Jeff (2009) Are 'magnet' principles relevant in an Australian setting? In: IOP 2009: Meeting the Future: Promotion Sustainable Organisational Growth, 25-28 Jun 2009, Sydney, Australia.
Nursing is crucial to health care. Nurse supply is not meeting demand and this shortage is causing higher mortality rates and patient complications. The demand for nurses will further increase as Australia's ageing population increases. Queensland is the fastest growing state in Australia. The 'magnet hospitals' concept moves towards changing the work environment of nurses. These hospitals have a lower turnover and are successful in both recruitment and retention. They have significantly lower mortality rates and better patient outcomes. Research suggests the only real long-term solution to the nurse shortage is to adopt magnet hospital principles. The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is an accredited magnet hospital. Staff turnover was reduced from 25 percent (1999) to 10 percent (2002). Increased patient satisfaction, higher staff morale and a positive work environment are further achievements. This research compares the organisational climate of the PAH with non-accredited hospitals within Queensland Health to reveal whether magnet accreditation may be a solution to the Australian nursing shortage.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||nurses; staff shortages; Queensland; working environment; staff turnover; patient outcomes|
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|Date Deposited:||26 Aug 2009 11:47|
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