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EDITORIAL
Jamie Hacker Hughes, Amra Saleem Rao, Neelam Dosanjh, Esther Cohen-Tovée, Jeremy Clarke, Gita Bhutani
The performance culture of the health service means that the psychological well-being of staff is becoming paramount in maintaining the workforce and in sustaining psychological health and morale. A Charter for Psychological Staff Wellbeing and Resilience is introduced that puts the onus on us and on employers to make the necessary adjustments to their workplace cultures and encourage professionals - us - to break through the barrier of stigma.
December 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882787/nurses-views-on-workplace-wellbeing-programmes
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Nicola Wright, Melissa Zakarin, Holly Blake
Workplace stress is prevalent among nurses. Healthcare employers have implemented complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) for relaxation and stress management within workplace wellbeing programmes. In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 registered nurses to explore the perceptions and experiences of nurses towards accessing CATs in and outside the workplace. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using conventional, qualitative thematic techniques. Themes identified were 'perceptions of complementary and alternative therapies for stress management' and 'engagement with workplace wellness schemes'...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853056/an-evaluation-of-the-health-and-wellbeing-needs-of-employees-an-organizational-case-study
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Laran Chetty
INTRODUCTION: Workplace health and wellbeing is a major public health issue for employers. Wellbeing health initiatives are known to be cost-effective, especially when the programs are targeted and matched to the health problems of the specific population. The aim of this paper is to gather information about the health and wellbeing needs and resources of employees at one British organization. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out to explore the health and wellbeing needs and resources of employees at one British organization...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792033/assessment-of-dust-exposure-in-a-steel-plant-in-the-eastern-coast-of-peninsular-malaysia
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A H Nurul, B M T Shamsul, I Noor Hassim
BACKGROUND: Steel manufacturing produces dust, fumes, and pollutant gases that may give adverse health effects to the respiratory function of workers. Improper occupational hygiene practice in the workplace will affect both workers wellbeing and productivity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of particulate matter [(PM2.5, PM10, and Total Particulate Matter (TPM)], and trace metal dust concentrations in different sections of a steel plant and compare with the occupational exposure values...
October 28, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771321/australian-midwives-experiences-of-their-workplace-culture
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Christine J Catling, Fiona Reid, Billie Hunter
BACKGROUND: A number of adverse events in Australia and overseas have highlighted the need to examine the workplace culture in the maternity environment. Little attention has been paid to the midwifery workplace culture in Australia. AIM: The study aimed to explore the midwifery workplace culture from the perspective of midwives themselves. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Group and individual interviews were undertaken of urban, regional and rural-based midwives in Australia...
October 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731886/predictors-of-physical-activity-and-barriers-to-exercise-in-nursing-and-medical-students
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Holly Blake, Natalia Stanulewicz, Francesca Mcgill
AIMS: To investigate physical activity levels of nursing and medicine students, examine predictors of physical activity level and examine the most influential benefits and barriers to exercise. BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals have low levels of physical activity, which increases their health risk and may influence their health promotion practices with patients. DESIGN: We surveyed 361 nursing (n = 193) and medicine (n = 168) students studying at a UK medical school...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616804/parenting-stress-among-low-income-and-working-class-fathers-the-role-of-employment
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Kei Nomaguchi, Wendi Johnson
Contemporary norms of fatherhood emphasize the dual demands of breadwinning and daily involvement in childcare. Recent qualitative research suggests that working-class fathers find it difficult to meet these demands due to job instability and workplace inflexibility. Yet, little quantitative research has examined how employment characteristics are related to fathers' parenting stress, in comparison with mothers'. Analyses using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 3,165) show that unemployment and workplace inflexibility, but not overwork, multiple jobs, odd-jobs, and nonstandard hours, are related to more parenting stress for fathers...
August 2016: Journal of Family Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612069/cultural-events-provided-by-employer-and-occupational-wellbeing-of-employees-a-cross-sectional-study-among-hospital-nurses
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Katinka Tuisku, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Marianna Virtanen
BACKGROUND: Occupational well-being in health care is essential for the quality of care and productivity. Some of the major challenges facing hospital nurses are the personnel turnover, emotional loading and health care reforms. After primary occupational safety and risk management, complementary positive health promotion approaches with cultural interventions can be experimented. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between well-being indicators of hospital nurses and their participation in cultural events provided by the employer (theater, concerts, exhibitions, museums, sight-seeing, and musicals) during past 6 months...
September 7, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604852/the-emergence-of-integrated-approaches-to-worker-health-safety-and-wellbeing-in-australia
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Nerida Joss, Eliette Dupré-Husser, Amanda Cooklin, Brian Oldenburg
Integrated approaches to worker health, safety and wellbeing have been progressively developed and implemented internationally for over a decade; however, implementation in the Australian context is still in the early stages. Integrated workplace interventions recognise the interaction between health protection and health promotion to create a workplace culture in which health, safety and wellbeing are valued and managed efficiently, together with a view to improve organisational productivity. The present paper describes the progress of integrated approaches in six Victorian workplaces considered early adopters and identifies the drivers for further policy and program development in this area...
September 8, 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580228/mindfulness-based-stress-release-program-for-university-employees-a-pilot-waitlist-controlled-trial-and-implementation-replication
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Rebecca Koncz, Fiona Wolfenden, Craig Hassed, Richard Chambers, Julia Cohen, Nicholas Glozier
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week mindfulness-based stress release program (SRP) on stress and work engagement in fulltime university employees. METHODS: Perceived stress, workplace wellbeing, and engagement were measured at baseline and within 1 week of the SRP completion, and contemporaneously 6 weeks apart for a waitlist control group. A second program was implemented to examine reproducibility of results. RESULTS: Fifty participants undertook the SRPs, and 29 participants were waitlisted...
October 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542603/is-self-reporting-workplace-activity-worthwhile-validity-and-reliability-of-occupational-sitting-and-physical-activity-questionnaire-in-desk-based-workers
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Scott J Pedersen, Cecilia M Kitic, Marie-Louise Bird, Casey P Mainsbridge, P Dean Cooley
BACKGROUND: With the advent of workplace health and wellbeing programs designed to address prolonged occupational sitting, tools to measure behaviour change within this environment should derive from empirical evidence. In this study we measured aspects of validity and reliability for the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire that asks employees to recount the percentage of work time they spend in the seated, standing, and walking postures during a typical workday. METHODS: Three separate cohort samples (N = 236) were drawn from a population of government desk-based employees across several departmental agencies...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532655/the-relationship-between-organizational-culture-and-the-health-and-wellbeing-of-hospital-nurses-worldwide-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-protocol
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Anne Whitcombe, Kay Cooper, Emma Palmer
The objective of this mixed methods systematic review is to examine the relationship between organizational culture and the health and wellbeing of hospital nurses, and to develop an aggregated synthesis of quantitative and qualitative systematic reviews to derive recommendations for policy and practice.Organizational culture comprises factors such as leadership, management and support, a health and safety oriented workplace climate and job characteristics.The quantitative component of this review will explore the relationship between organizational culture and the following outcomes in hospital nurses which may be indicators of health and wellbeing: work-related injury such as needlestick or sharp injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as low back pain, burnout and general wellbeing...
June 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525528/exploring-the-process-of-implementing-healthy-workplace-initiatives-mapping-to-kotter-s-leading-change-model
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Stacie Chappell, Melanie Pescud, Pippa Waterworth, Trevor Shilton, Dee Roche, Melissa Ledger, Terry Slevin, Michael Rosenberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use Kotter's leading change model to explore the implementation of workplace health and wellbeing initiatives. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 31 workplace representatives with a healthy workplace initiative. RESULTS: None of the workplaces used a formal change management model when implementing their healthy workplace initiatives. Not all of the steps in Kotter model were considered necessary and the order of the steps was challenged...
October 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472560/pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-intervention-to-promote-healthy-eating-physical-activity-and-meaningful-social-connections-compared-with-usual-care-control-in-people-of-retirement-age-recruited-from-workplaces
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Jose Lara, Nicola O'Brien, Alan Godfrey, Ben Heaven, Elizabeth H Evans, Scott Lloyd, Suzanne Moffatt, Paula J Moynihan, Thomas D Meyer, Lynn Rochester, Falko F Sniehotta, Martin White, John C Mathers
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions delivered during the retirement transition might promote healthier ageing. We report a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a web-based platform (Living, Eating, Activity and Planning through retirement; LEAP) promoting healthy eating (based on a Mediterranean diet (MD)), physical activity (PA) and meaningful social roles. METHODS: A single blinded, two-arm RCT with individual allocation. Seventy-five adult regular internet users living in Northeast England, within two years of retirement, were recruited via employers and randomised in a 2:1 ratio to receive LEAP or a 'usual care' control...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468116/the-influence-of-work-characteristics-emotional-display-rules-and-affectivity-on-burnout-and-job-satisfaction-a-survey-among-geriatric-care-workers
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Géraldine Rouxel, Estelle Michinov, Virginie Dodeler
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that geriatric care employees are exposed to a large number of factors that can affect their levels of job satisfaction and occupational stress. Although working with elderly people is emotionally demanding, little research has been done on the role played by perceptions of emotional display rules, alongside more traditional work characteristics and individual factors, in the prediction of geriatric care employees' wellbeing. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the role played by work characteristics (job demands, job control, emotional display rules) and individual (affectivity) factors to predict job satisfaction and burnout among French geriatric care nurses...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461898/the-impact-of-individual-and-organizational-resources-on-nurse-outcomes-and-intent-to-quit
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Yvonne Brunetto, John Rodwell, Kate Shacklock, Rod Farr-Wharton, Defne Demir
AIM: To examine the impact of an individual resource factor (psychological capital) and an organizational resource (management support) on nurses' intentions to quit. BACKGROUND: Nursing work can be stressful and as a consequence, nurses suffer greater stress and stress-related sickness, including depression, than the general population. Stress can be mitigated in the workplace depending on the availability of resources in the workplace. Resources can come from the organization or the individual themselves...
December 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450663/self-reported-long-term-conditions-of-nurses-and-midwives-across-a-northern-australian-health-service-a-survey
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Wendy Smyth, David Lindsay, Colin Holmes, Anne Gardner, Kazi Mizanur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Although nurses generally constitute the largest component of the health workforce there is no systematic collection of data about their health status. Similarly, little is known about how nurses manage any long-term condition they may have, which could contribute to their reducing hours of employment or leaving the workforce completely. Such information will become more important against the backdrop of a global shortage of nurses, and ageing of the nursing population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the types and impacts of reported long-term conditions, and strategies employed by nurses to manage their conditions...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448663/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-physical-activity-loyalty-scheme-for-behaviour-change-maintenance-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ruth F Hunter, Sarah F Brennan, Jianjun Tang, Oliver J Smith, Jennifer Murray, Mark A Tully, Chris Patterson, Alberto Longo, George Hutchinson, Lindsay Prior, David P French, Jean Adams, Emma McIntosh, Frank Kee
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity in the workplace can provide employee physical and mental health benefits, and employer economic benefits through reduced absenteeism and increased productivity. The workplace is an opportune setting to encourage habitual activity. However, there is limited evidence on effective behaviour change interventions that lead to maintained physical activity. This study aims to address this gap and help build the necessary evidence base for effective, and cost-effective, workplace interventions...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429060/super-heroes-and-lucky-duckies-racialized-stressors-among-teachers
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Lauren Rauscher, Bianca D M Wilson
OBJECTIVES: This article explores the complex relationships between race and occupational stressors among an ethnically diverse sample of high school teachers and their implications for women's mental health. METHOD: Interviews with Black, White, and Mexican American teachers suggest that workplaces are organized by subtle forms of gender and racial discrimination as well as White racial privilege; this context shapes women's experiences of occupational stressors...
July 18, 2016: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428097/sustainability-and-resilience-in-midwifery-a-discussion-paper
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REVIEW
Susan Crowther, Billie Hunter, Judith McAra-Couper, Lucie Warren, Andrea Gilkison, Marion Hunter, Anna Fielder, Mavis Kirkham
BACKGROUND: midwifery workforce issues are of international concern. Sustainable midwifery practice, and how resilience is a required quality for midwives, have begun to be researched. How these concepts are helpful to midwifery continues to be debated. It is important that such debates are framed so they can be empowering for midwives. Care is required not to conceptually label matters concerning the midwifery workforce without judicious scrutiny and diligence. AIM: the aim of this discussion paper is to explore the concepts of sustainability and resilience now being suggested in midwifery workforce literature...
September 2016: Midwifery
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