This guideline addresses the many factors that contribute to nurses’ health, safety and well-being and makes specific recommendations that may influence the overall health and well-being of the individual nurse. This guideline also goes beyond global recommendations – such as developing broad-based strategies for nursing recruitment and retention – and includes recommendations specific to organizations, nursing education programs, researchers and, at the systems level, accrediting organizations.
The recommendations have been grouped according to the following themes:
- Organization Practice recommendations are directed toward organizations/nursing employers.
- Research recommendations are directed toward individual researchers as well as research to be done from a policy perspective.
- Education recommendations are directed toward both individual nurse educators and academic institutions/nursing programs.
- System recommendations are directed toward accrediting organizations and governments to gain their assistance in implementing strategies to create healthy work environments for nurses.