Clearly, diagnosis is a critical aspect of healthcare. However, the ultimate purpose of a diagnosis is the development and application of a series of treatments or protocols. Isolated recognition of a health issue does little to resolve it.
In this module’s Discussion, you applied the Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory to diagnose potential problems with the civility of your organization. In this Portfolio Assignment, you will continue to analyze the results and apply published research to the development of a proposed treatment for any issues uncovered by the assessment.
The Assignment (3-6 pages total):
Part 1: Work Environment Assessment (1-2 pages)
Part 2: Reviewing the Literature (1-2 pages)
Part 3: Evidence-Based Strategies to Create High-Performance Interprofessional Teams (1–2 pages)
Work Environment Assessment- this is my discussion
Using the Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory (Clark, 2015) my workplace ranks 90, or very healthy. Why it ranks as healthy or civil is that between units of the hospital there is great communication between units, to the extent that is a need on one unit as far as staffing, another unit will offer to help, this is the norm, and not the exception for our hospital. We also feel supported by management during times of crisis, I work in two distinct areas where things can escalate very quickly, both in inpatient psych, and Children pavilion for adolescent psych patients. We know we will always get backup from other building staff and security if things get escalated where there is danger to patients or staff.
Success in an organization comes from hardworking people who have a strong mission and vision with great strategies in place. This depends greatly on the leadership, management, and the team. To put things in perspective, the introduction of the workplace health status would give a broader picture. To be discussed below is a brief description of the results of the Work Environment Assessment at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and based on the results, the explanation of how civil is this place with the reasons behind the claim. Also, this discussion includes a description of a situation where incivility in the workplace has happened and how was it addressed.
Workplace health is the status of the workplace concerning the workers, how civil is the place, and the overall environment safety for the employees. Lack of civility at the workplace contributes to poor employees’ job satisfaction, lack of courtesy and respect among peers, and it leads to poor patient outcomes (Tips to Improve Civility in the Workplace, 2017). Incivility at workplaces has the potential to emotional and physical distress to the workers and that can cause poor quality care and patient outcomes (Armstrong, 2017). To assess the civility of the workplaces, researchers have discovered tools to help assess the workplaces and the Work Environment Assessment is one of the tools.
Using the Work Environment Assessment tool to assess Chicago Lakeshore Hospital revealed 90 which is a moderately healthy place. This means, in this organization, people live by the shared mission and vision, there is trust and respect among the workers, and communication at all levels is clear (Clark Healthy Workplace Inventory - americannursetoday.com. [n.d.]). The result assures the presence of t