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Psychogenic illness in industry and the role of the occupational health nurse.
Kuchinski BB; Colligan MJ
Occup Health Nursing 1979 Jul; 27(7):7-17
The function of the occupational health nurse in dealing with industrial contagious psychogenic illness is discussed. The type of worker who is susceptible to industrial psychogenic illness is discussed, together with contributing factors such as the type of work, workplace atmosphere, management philosophy, and symptoms. The role of the occupational nurse in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention is described, and guidelines are included to assist in the development of a prevention program. Debriefing recommendations are presented.
NIOSH-Author; Health-services; Medical-personnel; Sex-factors; Work-operations; Psychological-effects; Production-capacity; Physiological-effects; Medical-screening; Occupational-health-programs; Behavior; Control-measures
Issue of Publication
Occupational Health Nursing
Page last reviewed: December 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division