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Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.
Preventing Work Stressors : a Unicorn or the Elephant in the Room?
This Medium article by by Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, PhD, addresses the concerns, impacts and initiatives related to workplace stress and burnout.
Healthy Work Campaign: Healthy Work Survey for Individuals
We recommend individuals use the StressAssess – personal edition, a survey designed by experts in Canada to assess sources of stress at work (work stressors). When you complete this survey, StressAssess will provide you with a free, online report suggesting solutions based on the specific challenges and stressors you face at work.
Source: Healthy Work Campaign
NIOSH Science Blog: Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries
This Blog summarizes stress interventions delivered in the workplace and that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® in 2018.
Healthy Work Campaign
Healthy work minimizes harmful work stressors (sources of stress at work) that take a toll on the health and productivity of working people. This website offers resources supporting the creation and support of healthy work.
Source: Healthy Work Campaign
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Work Schedules, Shift Schedules and Long Hours
Both shift work and long work hours have been associated with health and safety risks. This page provides links to NIOSH publications and other resources that address demanding work schedules.
Fostering Healthy, Resilient Schools to Address Chronic Stress: A White Paper from OEA Choice Trust
This white paper by OEA Choice Trust examines the chronic stress and low morale that have become so pervasive in today’s school communities – its causes and the toll it has on all involved. It also explores the power and potential of resiliency and the key role it can play in reducing stress and improving outcomes across an entire school system.
Source: OEA Choice
Work and Family Research Network
he Sloan Network is now the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers.
When Work Works
When Work Works is an initiative from Families and Work Institute in partnership with the Center for Workforce Preparation, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Twiga Foundation with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Source: Families and Work Institute
Workplace Flexibility Leads to Employees With Healthier Lifestyle Habits
This feature article which cites research by Joseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D., appears in the Dec. 16 issue of Occupational Health and Safety.