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Document ID (ISN)108715
CIS number 08-1250
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-136
Title Exposure to stress: Occupational hazards in hospitals
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, July 2008. iii, 13p. 28 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-136/pdfs/2008-136.pdf [in English]
Abstract Various studies show that health care workers have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide than other professions and elevated rates of depression and anxiety linked to job stress. In addition to psychological distress, other outcomes of job stress include burnout, absenteeism, employee intent to leave, reduced patient satisfaction, and diagnosis and treatment errors. The purpose of this booklet is to explain the sources of occupational stress, to identify the adverse health effects of occupational stress and to recommend work practices to reduce occupational stress. Short descriptions of two hospital stress prevention programmes are included.
Descriptors (primary) USA; psychology of work organization; mental health; health hazards; health care personnel; stress factors; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) health programmes; case study; sickness absenteeism; depressive neurosis; safety guides; diagnosis; human failure; medical treatment; motivation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout