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Université de Fribourg

Institutional effects on nurses’ working conditions: a multi-group comparison of public and private non-profit and for-profit healthcare employers in Switzerland

Aeschbacher, Remo ; Addor, Véronique

In: Human Resources for Health, 2018, vol. 16, no. 58, p. 1-10

Background: In response to the need for competitive recruitment of nurses resulting from the worldwide nursing shortage, employers need to attract and retain nurses by promoting their competitive strengths in their working conditions (WCS) and by addressing their competitive weaknesses. This study investigated workplace differences between public hospitals (PuHs), private for-profit hospitals...

Université de Neuchâtel

Distinct element method simulation of an analogue for a highly interlocked, non-persistently jointed rockmass

Bahrani, N ; Kaiser, P.K ; Valley, Benoît

In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 2014, vol. 71, p. 117-130

A grain-based distinct element model is used to reproduce the laboratory response of both intact and granulated Wombeyan marble. The term “granulated” refers to a heat treated marble where the cohesion of grain boundaries has been destroyed. The unconfined compressive strength granulated marble is less than 50% of that of intact marble, while the strength of the granulated marble increases to...