Role of Professional Nursing Organizations in Maintaining a Healthy Workplace A healthy work environment is one that promotes patient safety, enhances staff recruitment and retention and sustains an organization’s financial feasibility. According to American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (2005) a healthy workplace environment in a nursing organization is one that is safe, promotes healing, is humane and honors and respects the rights of the needs, support and responsibilities of patients, families, nurses and health professionals. A healthy workplace environment must also be directed by the needs of patients and families and by matching nursing competencies with the needs to demonstrate excellence in acute and critical care...The end:
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