Implementing an integrated health protection/health promotion intervention in the hospital setting: Lessons learned from the Be Well, Work Well Study
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 58(2):185-194.
Attitude Of Health Personnel
Occupational Health Services
Outcome And Process Assessment (Health Care)
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4746007
Funding:R25 CA057711/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
U19 OH008861/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
To report findings from a proof-of-concept trial designed to examine the feasibility and estimate the efficacy of the “Be Well, Work Well” workplace intervention.
The intervention included consultation for nurse managers to implement changes on patient care units and educational programming for patient care staff to facilitate improvements in safety and health behaviors. We used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate feasibility and efficacy.
Using findings from process tracking and qualitative research, we observed challenges to implementing the intervention due to the physical demands, time constraints and psychological strains of patient care. Using survey data, we found no significant intervention effects.
Beyond educating individual workers, system-wide initiatives that respond to conditions of work may be needed to transform the workplace culture and broader milieu in support of worker health and safety.
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