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AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments

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Establishing and sustaining healthy work environments must be a priority if nurses are going to make their optimal contributions in caring for patients and patients' families. The link between healthy work environments and patient safety, nurse retention and recruitment and, thus, the bottom line, is irrefutable. The ingredients for success — skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition and authentic leadership — are described in the AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments.


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