Getting to know you: occupational health researchers investigate employee assistance professionals' approaches to workplace stress.
Azaroff-LS; Champagne-NJ; Nobrega-S; Shetty-K; Punnett-L
J Workplace Behav Health 2010 Dec; 25(4):296-319
Workplace stress is strongly associated with health problems, including cardiovascular disease. The occupational health field is developing partnerships with a variety of health professions to prevent and address job stress at the organizational level. A review of literature for and about employee assistance professionals was conducted to explore their perspectives on these issues. Results show high awareness regarding the health effects of job stress and a wide range of approaches to address this problem. EAPs appear to be a potential strong partner in efforts to prevent workplace stress, but face obstacles to intervening at the level of the work environment.
Workers; Work-environment; Stress; Cardiovascular-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Total-Worker-Health; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Preventive-medicine;
Author Keywords: cardiovascular disease; dual client relationship; occupational health; organizational intervention; stress; work environment
Lenore S. Azaroff ScD, Department of Work Environment , University of Massachusetts Lowell , Lowell, Massachusetts 01854
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
University of Massachusetts, Lowell