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Australian Research Council

The Heart of Health Care: Advancing Emotional Well being, Engagement and Performance in Hospitals

Dr M Groth; Dr AM Johnson; Ms H Nguyen; Dr AA Grandey; Prof LJ White; Prof J Crisp

Work and Organisational Studies

Project Summary

This research will improve our understanding of the drivers of effective health care delivery and will identify practical ways to improve the well being, performance, retention and engagement of health care professionals and improve patient care, satisfaction and safety. In light of significant staffing shortages of health care professionals, the knowledge created will have substantial benefits in developing more effective models of quality care. In addition this research will enable health are professionals to build holistic, adaptable and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care in order to ensure a sustainable health care system for the future.

2009 $ 72,841
2010 $ 146,105
2011 $ 148,107
2012 $ 74,843
Total $441,896
Collaborating/Partner Organisations
  • Sydney Children's Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Children's Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • Sydney Eye Hospital

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales