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Nurse Engagement Impacts Job Outcome and Quality of Care

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 2nd, 2015

A new study measuring nurse engagement explores the mechanisms through which nurse practice environments are associated with job outcomes and nurse-assessed quality of care.

The study population was registered acute care hospital nurses (N = 1201) in two independent hospitals and one hospital group with six hospitals in Belgium. Results: Nurse practice environment dimensions predicted job outcome variables and nurse ratings of quality of care.

nurse engagementAnalyses were consistent with features of nurses’ work characteristics including perceived workload, decision latitude and social capital, as well as three dimension of work engagement playing mediating roles between nurse practice environment and outcomes. A revised model adjusted using various fit measures explained 60% and 47% of job outcomes and nurse-assessed quality of care, respectively.

Conclusion: Study findings show that aspects of nurse work characteristics such as workload, decision latitude and social capital along with nurse work engagement (e.g. vigor, dedication and absorption) play a role between how various stakeholders such as executives, nurse managers and physicians will organize care and how nurses perceive job outcomes and quality of care.

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One response to “Nurse Engagement Impacts Job Outcome and Quality of Care”

  1. Ollie says:

    That’s a creative answer to a diucifflt question

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