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Exposure to stress: occupational hazards in hospitals.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2008 Jul; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
20034194
Abstract
Occupational stress has been a long-standing concern of the health care industry. Studies indicate that health care workers have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide than other professions and elevated rates of depression and anxiety linked to job stress. In addition to psychological distress, other outcomes of job stress include burnout, absenteeism, employee intent to leave, reduced patient satisfaction, and diagnosis and treatment errors. The purpose of this brochure is to: 1. Identify the sources of occupational stress; 2. Identify the adverse health effects of occupational stress; 3. Recommend work practices to reduce occupational stress.
Keywords
Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Psychological-stress; Psychological-effects; Job-stress; Substance-abuse; Alcoholism; Shift-work; Shift-workers
Publication Date
20080701
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-112816
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2008-136
NIOSH Division
EID; DART
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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