Healthy Healthcare

This initiative was partially funded by the EAOHP Small Grant Fund

The Initiative

Europe is facing urgent and significant challenges in maintaining sufficient standards of quality in healthcare. Among the EAOHP academy members a new consortium with researchers who conduct research in healthcare context has developed. This group of researchers examine new, creative and more preventive solutions that can be found within the network of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, and more specifically reflect, discuss and define the concept of a more Healthy Healthcare.

Healthy healthcare implies that healthcare systems are designed, managed and financed in balance with the available resources to improve workers’ health and performance as well as providing high quality of care. It emphasizes the importance of three distinct, but related, pillars that represent: (i) the healthcare system and working environment; (ii) staff wellbeing; and (iii) patient care. Ultimately, a balanced-based perspective taking into account the patient, staff and the complex healthcare system will lead to a more resource-efficient delivery of high quality healthcare services. During the small group meeting, researchers shared evidence-based practice and research on one or more links between healthcare services and the work environment, staff wellbeing and the quality of patient care. Moreover, we discussed how to conduct interventions and research on healthy healthcare with different populations and settings.

We will share relevant outcomes (publications and joint research projects) on this page.

Recent outputs include:

  • De Lange, A. H., Løvseth, L. T., Teoh, K. R. H., & Christensen, M. (2020). Healthy healthcare: empirical occupational health research and evidence-based practice. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 2236.
  • Løvseth, L. T., & de Lange, A. H. (Eds.). (2020). Integrating the Organization of Health Services, Worker Wellbeing and Quality of Care: Towards Healthy Healthcare. Springer International Publishing.

Feel free to join our meetings and register as participant in the consortium:

​Till next time,

Annet de Lange, Lise Lovseth, Kevin Teoh, Marit Christensen