Dawne Schoenthal

  • Data Optimization

    November 07, 2022

    Technology, tools, and data strategies can optimize resources and workflows to reduce burdens and stressors in the workplace. Some considerations that organizations can make are: Assess the current capacity to use technology and data to optimize efficiency. (1) Include direct-care staff in decisions that impact their practice environments and workflows when acting on data-informed plans … Read more

  • Health Information Technology

    Electronic health records (EHR) and other Health Information Technology (Health IT) have certain benefits but have also been cited as burdensome and are often a stress point for nursing practice. The health record documentation experience for nurses may be time-consuming, require redundant entries, or be confusing to navigate, adding to frustrations (1, 2). Some things … Read more

  • Meaningful Recognition

    In workplaces, failure to acknowledge the contributions of another is to ignore the basic human need of knowing one’s work has meaning and that one contributes to a cause greater than oneself.  Sherwood et al., 2018 Meaningful recognition perception has an inverse relationship to burnout and has been linked to job embeddedness increasing one’s perceived … Read more

  • Professional Governance and Shared Decision-Making

    Allowing employees to be involved in decisions that impact their work increases engagement and strengthens the voice of individual contributors. True professional governance and shared decision-making have direct care staff at the core of decisions impacting their practice and patient care areas, increasing their autonomy and validating their professional competence (1). Things organizations can do … Read more

  • Workplace Safety and Violence

    November 02, 2022

    Workplace, violence and relational aggression are contributors to nurse burnout, turnover, and lack of engagement. By proactively addressing relational aggression and violence organizations can have higher nurse engagement and reduce turnover intention (1). Healthcare organizations can work to improve the physical and emotional culture of safety within the workplace in the following ways: Start violence in … Read more

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