Maximising retention of nurses: Australian evidence

Hannigan, Delphine and Patrick, Jeff and Machin, Anthony (2016) Maximising retention of nurses: Australian evidence. Chamber & Row, United States. ISBN 78-0-9896787-1-1

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore the literature, investigate methods and analyse models and data to identify areas in which healthcare organisations can refocus their strategies so as to retain nurses in the workforce, and hopefully avert a global healthcare crisis. The study has
multiple goals. The first is to gain a sound understanding of nurse turnover and retention, and in the process to explore aspects that contribute to these phenomena. This examination proceeds under the assumption that many
aspects of retention are also factors that impact turnover. The book also examines factors that lead to nurses indicating an intention to leave, and to
actually leaving the organisation. A new model of organisational health and climate is then developed to demonstrate areas that healthcare organisations
can address to reduce, if not overcome, this turnover issue and thus retain nurses.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Preamble: This book was originally submitted as a doctoral thesis at the University of Southern Queensland. Delphine Hannigan was at the time, the doctoral candidate, and both Jeff Patrick and Tony Machin were her research supervisors. Delphine is now Dr Delphine Hannigan, and together with Jeff and Tony, her thesis has been significantly revised and updated. This manuscript constitutes a significant body of original research, that we together present in the hope that it may in some way inform better retention practices of tertiary health systems everywhere. Published version deposited with permission from the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 05:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: nurses; workforce; retention
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29710

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