The Relationship of Workplace Culture With Nursing-Sensitive Organizational Factors
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Hahtela, N., McCormack, B., Paavilainen, E., Slater, P., Helminen, M. & Suominen, T. (2015) The Relationship of Workplace Culture With Nursing-Sensitive Organizational Factors. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(7-8), pp. 370-376.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the relations of workplace culture on nursing-sensitive organizational factors. BACKGROUND: The need for standardized and valid measures for nursing-sensitive organizational outcomes has already been recognized in the literature. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 21 inpatient acute care units in 9 organizations at the municipal primary healthcare level was conducted. Participants included licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and nurse managers. RESULTS: Workplace culture, especially the overarching factor of stress, correlated with the use of supplemental nursing staff and patients' length of stay. CONCLUSION: It is essential to find and test workplace-sensitive indicators so that managers will have a wider range of methods to plan and evaluate nursing outcomes. 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.