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Nowrouzi B.,Laurentian University | Lightfoot N.,Laurentian University | Lariviere M.,Laurentian University | Carter L.,Nipissing University | And 3 more authors.
Workplace Health and Safety | Year: 2015

This article reports on a literature review of workplace interventions (i.e., creating healthy work environments and improving nurses' quality of work life [QWL]) aimed at managing occupational stress and burnout for nurses. A literature search was conducted using the keywords nursing, nurses, stress, distress, stress management, burnout, and intervention. All the intervention studies included in this review reported on workplace intervention strategies, mainly individual stress management and burnout interventions. Recommendations are provided to improve nurses' QWL in health care organizations through workplace health promotion programs so that nurses can be recruited and retained in rural and northern regions of Ontario. These regions have unique human resources needs due to the shortage of nurses working in primary care. Copyright © 2015 The Author(s).

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