Framework for nurse managers to evaluate the implementation of a workplace wellness programme

Lizeth Roets, Helena Basson


Background: Management of HIV/AIDS in the healthcare workplace poses a challenge to nurse managers, as many nurses are affected by HIV. A workplace wellness programme (WWP) is a strategy that enhances organisational health and wellbeing among nurses infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. However to remain effective and sustainable, workplace programmes within the South African context must be evaluated.

Methods: A quantitative descriptive design with questionnaires was utilised. The data gathered, as well as the logic model, was used to develop a framework to enable nurse managers to evaluate the implementation of a workplace wellness programme.

Results: Respondents indicated what should be included and evaluated when implementing a WWP to ensure that such a programme is sustainable. The theory of change logic model was then utilised to develop the framework for evaluation.

Conclusion: Nurses indicated that the management of HIV/AIDS in their workplace must be reconsidered, and the focus should be on promotional interventions and services to enhance health and wellness. A framework for evaluating the success and sustainability of a programme was proposed and should be available to enhance the effectiveness of its implementation.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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