Health Care Management

Magnet4Europe - Improving mental health and Wellbeing in the health care workplace


The Magnet4Europe study aims to implement and evaluate the evidence-based Magnet model of organizational redesign in 60 hospitals in 5 European countries. The Magnet concept will be implemented via several means including one-to-one twinning with Magnet recognized hospitals bottom-up participatory engangement of staff in the hospitals a European learning collaborative and support from policymakers to promote success and sustainability and a critical mass of institutions. Magnet4Europe uses a mixed method evaluation design (RCT and qualitative process evaluation) to determine direct and indirect effects on mental health outcomes satisfaction and cost effectiveness. 


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