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Vol. 6 No. 11 | May 30, 2013

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What's the Fuss About? Why Do We Need Healthy Work Environments for Nurses Anyway? - Griffin P, El-jardali F., Tucker D., Grinspun D., Bajnok I. and Shamian J.
Healthy work environments (HWEs) are essential for the retention and recruitment of nurses and for health system sustainability. HWEs are defined as practice settings that maximize the health and well-being of nurses, quality patient outcomes and organizational and system performance.

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Healthy Workplaces for Health Workers in Canada: Knowledge Transfer and Uptake in Policy and Practice by Judith Shamian and Fadi El-Jardali
The World Health Report launched the Health Workforce Decade (2006-2015), with high priority given for countries to develop effective workforce strategies including healthy workplaces for health workers. Evidence shows that healthy workplaces improve recruitment and retention, workers' health and well-being, quality of care and patient safety, organizational performance and societal outcomes. Over the past few years, healthy workplace issues in Canada have been on the agenda of many governments and employers.


Shawn Kerr to Director, Stakeholder Relations & Special Projects, Baycrest, Toronto, ON
Catherine Cornish to Stewardship Officer, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Westminster, BC
Daniel Chiasson to Regional Manager, MediaMed, Toronto, ON
Antoine Lefaivre to Business Development Lead, MediaMed, Toronto, ON
Judith Shamian elected as new president of the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland
Paul Gallant to Advisory Board, Canadian Association for People Centred Health, Arnprior, ON
Sue Turale to editor of the International Nursing Review, Malden, MA, USA

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