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Through the Eyes of the Workforce:

Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care

Workplace safety is inextricably linked to patient safety. Unless caregivers are given the protection, respect, and support they need, they are more likely to make errors, fail to follow safe practices, and not work well in teams.

This report looks at the current state of health care as a workplace, highlights vulnerabilities common in health care organizations, discusses the costs of inaction, and outlines what a healthy and safe workplace would look like. The report concludes with seven recommendations for actions that organizations need to pursue to effect real change.

Through the Eyes of the Workforce
Through the Eyes of the Workforce:
Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care

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Download the Executive Summary only [PDF]

From the Leape Institute Webcast, March 19, 2013

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The Lucian Leape Institute members are interested in hearing your thoughts about this white paper. Please consider taking a few moments to answer the questions in this online form.


The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation sincerely thanks SEIU Healthcare for its support of the LLI Roundtable on Joy and Meaning in Work and Workforce Safety.