AMA Journal of Ethics
Environmental services is a mission-critical function of any health care organization, contributing in key ways to patients' health, well-being, and overall care experiences. This article offers context from a risk management standpoint on the importance of recognizing, valuing, and protecting environmental services professionals' contributions to health care organizations' capacity to be fulfilling, safe places to be a patient and to care for patients.
bioethics, environmental services, patient safety
Sine D, Duplechan L. Roles of Environmental Services Workers’ Wages and Status in Patient Safety. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2022; 24(9). doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.876.