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Physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses' job satisfaction, with implications for patient outcomes, health care costs

Architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses? job satisfaction, a study has shown. The research team conducted a nationwide survey of RNs to examine the relationship between RNs' physical work environment and job satisfaction. They found that RNs who gave their physical work environments higher ratings were also more likely to report better workgroup cohesion, nurse-physician relations, workload, and other factors associated with job satisfaction.
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