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Empowering nurses for work engagement and health in hospital settings

Heather K Spence Laschinger, Joan Finegan
Journal of Nursing Administration 2005, 35 (10): 439-49
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Employee empowerment has become an increasingly important factor in determining employee health and wellbeing in restructured healthcare settings. The authors tested a theoretical model which specified the relationships among structural empowerment, 6 areas of worklife that promote employee engagement, and staff nurses' physical and mental health. A predictive, non-experimental design was used to test the model in a random sample of staff nurses. The authors discuss their findings and the implication for nurse administrators.

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