Psychosocial Risks

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Jun 26, 2019
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout

https://www.ajmc.com/journals/ajac/2019/2019-vol7-n2/making-an-evidencebased-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.

Source: AJMC

May 01, 2016
Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks

https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/literature_reviews/calculating-the-cost-of-work-related-stress-and-psychosocial-risks/view

This report, issued by the EU-OSHA, summarises the studies focusing on calculating costs of work-related stress and psychosocial risks.

Source: European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Feb 01, 2008
Expanding Our Understanding of the Psychosocial Work Environment

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-104/

This document is targeted to occupational safety and health researchers interested in evaluating the role of discrimination, bias and work-family issues in occupational injuries and illness

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2006
Depression's Impact on Safety

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2006/10/Depressions-Impact-on-Safety.aspx

Employers assume it is a personal matter left to mental health professionals. But two-thirds of those suffering from the disease don't seek treatment.

Source: OH&S

Dec 01, 2005
The Mind-Body Connection: Workplace Conflict, Stress & the Risk of Injury

http://ehstoday.com/mag/ehs_imp_37127

ypically, workers are familiar with the dangers of heavy lifting, improper workstation set-up and unsafe working conditions. But workplace conflict, given its relationship to stress, can be equally dangerous to people's physical and emotional health. It can even increase an individual's risk of injury.

Source: EH&S Today