|Document ID (ISN)||109998|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Maguire P., Raphael B., Martinek N.
||Health workforce: Challenges for occupational mental health
||Dec. 2008, Vol.24, No.6, p.519-530. 61 ref.
||Nursing personnel, which constitutes the bulk of the health workforce, is exposed to many risk factors for their mental health and wellbeing. These include burnout, long hours, violence, feelings of helplessness, stress associated with increasing and new demands, an ageing workforce and high expectations from the public. A range of issues also confront medical practitioners, both in general practice and hospital-based care sectors. This article proposes key principles for protecting the mental health of health workers.
||mental health; risk factors; stress factors; health care personnel
||older workers; Australia; state of health; fatigue; violence; hours of work; hospitals; nursing personnel; psychology of work organization
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Violence and terrorism