Journal article

[Changes on Ward Atmosphere and Job Satisfaction after Implementation of the Safewards Model in Two Locked Acute Psychiatric Wards - A Multi-Perspective Evaluation].

Dorothea Jäckel, Johanna Baumgardt, Heike Helber-Böhlen, Nicole Stiehm, Karin Morgenstern, Andre Voigt, Ann-Kathrin Mc Cutcheon, Enrico Schöppe, Edwin Emilio Velasquez Lecca, Michael Löhr, Michael Schulz, Andreas Bechdolf, Stefan Weinmann

Psychiatrische Praxis | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the changes of ward atmosphere and job satisfaction after the implementation of the Safewards model in acute psychiatry in Germany. METHOD: A multi-perspective pre-post study design was conducted in two locked wards among patients (n = 80) and staff (n = 88) before and after the implementation of the Safewards model over a period of 12 months. RESULTS: After the implementation of the Safewards model, ward atmosphere and job satisfaction improved. Both correlated positively amongst staff. Furthermore, job satisfaction correlated positively with a high degree of implementation of two interventions. Fidelity to the Safewards model was high. CONCLUSIONS: Implementing the..

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