Bold Voices - December 2017 - 8

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Improving Joy in Work
Leaders are
encouraged
to reach out
to employees
and find out
what matters
to them.
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n the demanding healthcare work environment, rates of turnover
and burnout are increasing and can lead to declines in patient
care and safety.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Cambridge,
Massachusetts, believes an "important part of the solution is
to focus on restoring joy to the health care workforce." "IHI
Framework for Improving Joy in Work," a white paper on www.ihi.
org, is designed as a guide for healthcare organizations. It outlines
a participative process that encourages leaders to reach out to
employees and find out what matters to them.
The white paper includes the following:

Five key points that define why joy in work is important
Four steps leaders can take
Nine components that ensure a joyful, engaged workplace
Key change ideas with examples of companies that restored joy in work
Assessment tools to gauge proactive efforts to improve joy in work

The paper's accompanying audio and video
explain that it's important to find "new ways to
remove day-to-day barriers on the job; to improve
the systems that are supposed to help with work
flow but aren't always delivering, such as electronic
health records (EHRs); and to ensure that leaders
at all levels are listening, really listening."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - December 2017

Another Angle
Pres Note Front Teaser
Masthead
AACN Updates Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Certification Holiday Reflections
Certified Nurses Day 2018
The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Improving Joy in Work
Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Disinfectant Use Associated With COPD in Nurses
The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Guidelines: Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure
High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
FDA Clears MRI System for Premature Babies
New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
Missions of Mercy
How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
DNA Cancer Screening Shows Potential
Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Cardiologist-Intensivist Model Improves Outcomes
Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
AACN’s Facebook Community Weighs In
Conscientious ‘Nudges’ Can Help Patients and Families
Helping ICU Patients With Spiritual Needs
In Our Journals
Transitions
President’s Note
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover1
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover2
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Pres Note Front Teaser
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Masthead
Bold Voices - December 2017 - NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Certified Nurses Day 2018
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Bold Voices - December 2017 - High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
Bold Voices - December 2017 - New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 12
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 13
Bold Voices - December 2017 - How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 18
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 19
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Transitions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 21
Bold Voices - December 2017 - President’s Note
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover3
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover4
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