Learning Objective 1: Better understand Nurse Managers' work environment perceptions.
Learning Objective 2: Identify validated strategies that could optimized Nurse Managers' work environment.
Methods: A reference framework, within a multi-methods approach, includes psychological and social viewpoints using diverse theoretical models, is used to study and describe the psychosocial work environment. This presentation will describes the results of a two phase research study done in Montreal area, Quebec. In the first phase, a qualitative approach using analysis of focus groups (n = 9) describe positive and negative psychosocial perceptions, barriers that prevent optimization of the psychosocial work environment, and consequences on the role as perceived by Nurse Managers. Also, based on a 3 phases Delphi consultation, 50 validated strategies, that could potentially optimize the psychosocial environment of Nurse Managers, will be presented.
Results: Reported distress, weakened and deteriorated dimensions, as a result of Nurse Manager's work conditions, will be discussed. Strategies that could optimize work environment of nurse managers will be presented according to their ranked priority.
Conclusion: The results of this research establish a strong base upon which to build further primary prevention and promotion innovations leading to healthy work environments for Nurse Managers.
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