|Document ID (ISN)||108715|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-136
||Exposure to stress: Occupational hazards in hospitals
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, July 2008. iii, 13p. 28 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-136/pdfs/2008-136.pdf [in English]
||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.
||USA; psychology of work organization; mental health; health hazards; health care personnel; stress factors; hospitals
||health programmes; case study; sickness absenteeism; depressive neurosis; safety guides; diagnosis; human failure; medical treatment; motivation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Mental stress and burnout