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Effectiveness of installing overhead ceiling lifts: Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in an extended care hospital unit.

Author(s): Ronald, L. A., Yassi, A., Spiegel, J., Tate, R. B., Tait, D., Mozel, M. R.
High rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) among healthcare workers is well documented. Lifetime prevalence rates of back pain greater than 70 percent have been reported and higher incidence rates of MSI have been observed in healthcare workers compared to the general population and two other occupation groups. Mechanical lifting equipment has been recommended as an effective tool for decreasing the rate and severity of MSI in healthcare workers.
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Predesign and Post-occupancy Analysis of Staff Behavior in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Shepley, M.M.
Advances in technology  have resulted in an increase in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) population; allowing care for newborn babies who might have died in the absence of advanced medical care. The design of NICUs has therefore become an important concern in healthcare, and an ongoing debate is the merit of open bays over closed bays. s. Changes in design have a direct impact on staff experience, and potentially staff behavior, which in turn can impact patient care.
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The impact of ward design on the behaviour, occupational satisfaction and well-being of psychiatric nurses

Author(s): Tyson, G. A. , Lambert, G., Beattie, L.
Studies have shown that modifications to the physical environment of psychiatric institutions are associated with positive changes in patient behavior, attitudes and perceptions, but less attention has been paid to the impact of these changes on the nursing staff. 
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Patient and staff satisfaction with the quality of in-patient psychiatric care in a Nigerian general hospital.

Author(s): Olusina, A.K., Ohaeri, J.U., Olatawura, M.O.

Attitudes of pediatric medical ward staff to a dog visitation programme

Author(s): Moody, W., Maps, R., O'Rourke, S.

Job Satisfaction Among Nurses: A Predictor of Burnout Levels

Author(s): Kalliath, T., Morris, R.

Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: A systematic review

Author(s): Beck, R., Daughtridge, R., Sloane, P.

Reconfiguring clinical teamwork for safety and effectiveness

Author(s): Uhlig, P.

Postoccupancy evaluation: Issues and implementation

Author(s): Zimring, C.

The Relationship Between Counselor Satisfaction and Extrinsic Job Factors in State Rehabilitation Agencies

Author(s): Andrew, J. D., Faubion, C. W., Palmer, C. D.
In a national study, researchers collected survey data from 315 state rehabilitation agency counselors in 16 states to examine job satisfaction and extrinsic job factors. This report provides statistical analyses and extensive descriptive data characteristics. For example, only 46% of the sample reported having a master's degree (or higher) in some form of counseling, and only 25% reported...
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