Leadership & Professional Development

Creating a Healthy Practice Environment: A Call to Action for Oncology Nurses

Jane E. Lacovara

healthy practice environment, nursing retention, control over nursing practice
ONF 2015, 42(5), 555-557. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.555-557

For the remainder of 2015, this column will focus on topics and interventions that concern oncology nurses as they strive to provide quality care for patients and families and support their own well-being. Oncology care settings have reported higher amounts of psychological morbidity for nurses, which can have a deleterious effect on their ability to care for patients and families. The following article highlights the characteristics of and measurable standards for a healthy practice environment (HPE) and is geared toward oncology nurses who wish to establish an HPE in their own work setting.

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