Canada's Healthy Workplace Initiative: Improving Healthcare Milieus Through Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153299
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Presentation
Title:
Canada's Healthy Workplace Initiative: Improving Healthcare Milieus Through Collaboration
Abstract:
Canada's Healthy Workplace Initiative: Improving Healthcare Milieus Through Collaboration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:St-Pierre, Isabelle, RN, MScN
P.I. Institution Name:McGill University
Title:Student
Co-Authors:Kathie Paddock, MSc; Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, RN, PhD
Health care organizations have begun to recognize the need for a healthy workplace to improve recruitment and retention of health care workers as well as to positively influence patient outcomes and to contribute to health system effectiveness. In order to assist in promoting the creation of healthy workplaces, the Government of Canada introduced the Healthy Workplace Initiative (HWI). The main objective of the initiative is to support current actions by health care organizations to create and maintain healthy workplace environments. As a result, direct funding commencing in spring 2005 to the amount of approximately $4 million over 27 months will be provided to support 11 workplace projects across Canada. Objective: To examine different interventions used by Canadian health care organizations to create healthy workplace environments. Methods: An in-depth review of the 11 projects has been conducted. Using the Conceptual Model for Healthy Work Environments for Nurses, each project was classified according to whether its main focus was on the physical context, the psycho/socio/cultural context or professional/occupational context and whether it focused on individual and/or organizational level. Key interventions and common outcomes indicators were identified. Findings: The majority of interventions were found to focus on ways to improve the psycho/socio/cultural context both at the individual and organizational levels. Strategies planned for each project include multi-leveled and multi-faceted approaches. Although the scope of each project differed greatly, related strategies and common outcome indicators were also identified. Implications: To determine outcomes for each project, as well as to provide an understanding of which initiative worked, which did not and why, a comprehensive evaluation will take place. Due to the complexity of each initiative, several methods of evaluation will be necessary. As well, the evaluation process will have to be ongoing and results will need to be documented as they emerge.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCanada's Healthy Workplace Initiative: Improving Healthcare Milieus Through Collaborationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153299-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Canada's Healthy Workplace Initiative: Improving Healthcare Milieus Through Collaboration</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">St-Pierre, Isabelle, RN, MScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McGill University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">i.stpierre@sympatico.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathie Paddock, MSc; Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health care organizations have begun to recognize the need for a healthy workplace to improve recruitment and retention of health care workers as well as to positively influence patient outcomes and to contribute to health system effectiveness. In order to assist in promoting the creation of healthy workplaces, the Government of Canada introduced the Healthy Workplace Initiative (HWI). The main objective of the initiative is to support current actions by health care organizations to create and maintain healthy workplace environments. As a result, direct funding commencing in spring 2005 to the amount of approximately $4 million over 27 months will be provided to support 11 workplace projects across Canada. Objective: To examine different interventions used by Canadian health care organizations to create healthy workplace environments. Methods: An in-depth review of the 11 projects has been conducted. Using the Conceptual Model for Healthy Work Environments for Nurses, each project was classified according to whether its main focus was on the physical context, the psycho/socio/cultural context or professional/occupational context and whether it focused on individual and/or organizational level. Key interventions and common outcomes indicators were identified. Findings: The majority of interventions were found to focus on ways to improve the psycho/socio/cultural context both at the individual and organizational levels. Strategies planned for each project include multi-leveled and multi-faceted approaches. Although the scope of each project differed greatly, related strategies and common outcome indicators were also identified. Implications: To determine outcomes for each project, as well as to provide an understanding of which initiative worked, which did not and why, a comprehensive evaluation will take place. Due to the complexity of each initiative, several methods of evaluation will be necessary. As well, the evaluation process will have to be ongoing and results will need to be documented as they emerge.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:10:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:10:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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