Strategies which retain dementia and aged care nurses in Australian health care settings
The study addresses a significant gap in knowledge – why Registered and Enrolled Nurses working in acute, community and residential dementia and aged care settings are attracted to and remain employed in these areas. The focus is on identifying what works for them and then to develop recommendations on the most important recruitment and retention strategies identified, which will be tested in a later study. This study commenced in early 2008 using a survey and focus groups with qualified nurses (RNs and ENs) working in all residential, community and acute care services in NSW and the ACT.
Professor Lynn Chenoweth (UTS), A/Professor Yun-Hee Jeon (University of Sydney), A/Professor Victoria Traynor (UoW) and Professor Patrick Crookes (UoW)
Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre
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