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Document ID (ISN)109998
CIS number 09-972
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maguire P., Raphael B., Martinek N.
Title Health workforce: Challenges for occupational mental health
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.24, No.6, p.519-530. 61 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mental health; risk factors; stress factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) older workers; Australia; state of health; fatigue; violence; hours of work; hospitals; nursing personnel; psychology of work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychological factors
Violence and terrorism
Older workers