The practice environment: Nursing at SCGH (2016)
Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
School of Nursing and Midwifery
In 2012, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) initiated an evaluation of the nursing practice environment using the Nurse Profile survey and the Practice Environment Scale (PES). Since its conception, this study has been repeated biennially, and extended to include all clinical and non-clinical nursing staff at SCGH. This regular re-evaluation enables monitoring of the practice environment to inform strategic planning towards a better working environment and improved nursing conditions. It also facilitates improved relationships between nurses and leadership, increases job satisfaction and promotes retention of staff. In 2016, the study was conducted for the third time and an additional survey was included, the internationally recognised and widely used Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS). This tool examines an individual’s experience of burnout.
This report provides the results of the 2016 survey, conducted in July/August; and comparisons with the 2012 and 2014 results, conducted in November/December 2012 and July/August 2014 respectively.