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Fewer nurses believe their employer values their safety and health: survey

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Aliso Viejo, CA — A recent survey of nurses shows that fewer than half believe their organization values their safety and health, a drop of more than 30% in three years.

Researchers at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in October conducted an online survey of more than 9,300 nurses. Of those, 47% agreed with the statement, “My organization values my health and safety.” That’s down from 68% in the association’s 2018 survey.

Feeling safe and valued also had the highest correlation to job satisfaction, according to an AACN press release.

“Creating and sustaining healthy work environments is everyone’s responsibility, and this requires changing long-standing cultures, traditions and hierarchies,” principal investigator and registered nurse Beth Ulrich said in the release. “The benefits of doing so are increasingly clear, as are the consequences of inaction.”

The survey results were published online in the journal Critical Care Nurse.

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