Report of the Irish RN4CAST Study 2009 - 2011 : A nursing workforce under strain

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301724
Title:
Report of the Irish RN4CAST Study 2009 - 2011 : A nursing workforce under strain
Authors:
Scott, Ann; Kirwan, Marcia; Matthews, Anne; Lehwaldt, Daniela; Morris, Roisin; Staines, Anthony
Affiliation:
Dublin City University (DCU)
Publisher:
RN4CAST.eu
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301724
Additional Links:
http://doras.dcu.ie/19344/1/RN4CAST_FINAL_report_18_April_2013_DORAS.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Health systems around the world are challenged to meet the health needs of populations through the provision of safe and high quality care . Citizens are living longer and enjoy better health. However a s people live longer, it is expected that th ere may be increasing numbers of older people with chronic conditions and in need of long - term care. Moreover, as the population ages, so does the workforce. These factors will give rise to many health workforce planning issues over the coming decades. A number of international studies by Professor Linda Aiken (University of Pennsylvania) and her team demonstrate negative effects of non - optimal nurse deployment in hospital - based care (numbers and qualification) on both nurse (e.g. burnout, job satisfaction , intention to leave) and patient care outcomes (e.g. mortality, failure to rescue) (International Hospital Outcomes Study, Aiken et al., 2001, 2002 & 2003). The RN4CAST consortium consisted of 12 European countries (Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, G reece, Ireland Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). The consortium was funded under the 7 th Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7) to carry out the three - year RN4CAST project (1 January 2009 - 31 December 2011) . It was coordinated by P rofessor Walter Sermeus, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, with Professor Linda Aiken, University of Pennsylvania, as Vice - Coordinator. A team led by Prof Anne Scott, Dublin City University , wa s the Irish member of the consortium. T he aim of the RN4CAST study was to introduce an innovative approach to forecasting health workforce requirements by enriching standard forecasting methods with considerations of quality of both nursing st aff and quality of patient care. This entailed expandin g typical forecasting models with factors that take into account how, for example, features of work environments and qualifications of the nursing workforce impact on nurse and patient outcomes. The project therefore required the completion of a number of inter - related work packages, including an organizational survey carried out in a minimum of 30 acute hospitals per member country, and a survey of nurses working in medical and surgical units in these same acute hospitals.
Keywords:
NURSING; WORKPLACE; EMPLOYMENT
ISSN:
9781873769188

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScott, Annen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirwan, Marciaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLehwaldt, Danielaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Roisinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStaines, Anthonyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T09:12:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T09:12:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-
dc.identifier.issn9781873769188-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301724-
dc.descriptionHealth systems around the world are challenged to meet the health needs of populations through the provision of safe and high quality care . Citizens are living longer and enjoy better health. However a s people live longer, it is expected that th ere may be increasing numbers of older people with chronic conditions and in need of long - term care. Moreover, as the population ages, so does the workforce. These factors will give rise to many health workforce planning issues over the coming decades. A number of international studies by Professor Linda Aiken (University of Pennsylvania) and her team demonstrate negative effects of non - optimal nurse deployment in hospital - based care (numbers and qualification) on both nurse (e.g. burnout, job satisfaction , intention to leave) and patient care outcomes (e.g. mortality, failure to rescue) (International Hospital Outcomes Study, Aiken et al., 2001, 2002 & 2003). The RN4CAST consortium consisted of 12 European countries (Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, G reece, Ireland Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). The consortium was funded under the 7 th Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7) to carry out the three - year RN4CAST project (1 January 2009 - 31 December 2011) . It was coordinated by P rofessor Walter Sermeus, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, with Professor Linda Aiken, University of Pennsylvania, as Vice - Coordinator. A team led by Prof Anne Scott, Dublin City University , wa s the Irish member of the consortium. T he aim of the RN4CAST study was to introduce an innovative approach to forecasting health workforce requirements by enriching standard forecasting methods with considerations of quality of both nursing st aff and quality of patient care. This entailed expandin g typical forecasting models with factors that take into account how, for example, features of work environments and qualifications of the nursing workforce impact on nurse and patient outcomes. The project therefore required the completion of a number of inter - related work packages, including an organizational survey carried out in a minimum of 30 acute hospitals per member country, and a survey of nurses working in medical and surgical units in these same acute hospitals.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRN4CAST.euen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://doras.dcu.ie/19344/1/RN4CAST_FINAL_report_18_April_2013_DORAS.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectNURSING-
dc.subjectWORKPLACE-
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT-
dc.titleReport of the Irish RN4CAST Study 2009 - 2011 : A nursing workforce under strainen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDublin City University (DCU)en_GB
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