Listen to the audio: Presented by Sharon Leadbetter, Hub Community Manager, Wellness Designs with special guests Dr Arian Kunzelmann, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Design for Care, Centre for Transformative Work…
The results of this research identified perceived risks for wellbeing, including; a lack of preparation for the role, perceived worst shift, moral distress and isolation. Themes perceived as protective to wellbeing included; finding the work stimulating and meaningful, belonging to the team, and using humour. This study suggests risk factors often co-existed simultaneously with protective factors and not as a dichotomy.
Research on a group of healthcare professionals found those who undertook whole body stretching exercises targeting the entire body during a lunch break period 3 times a week for 6 weeks experienced a significantly greater decrease in pain intensity and physical exertion compared to an education program only.
This new collaboration between Children's Hospital in NZ and UK Mediation Foundation focuses on conflict between health professionals and whānau (families) in paediatric hospitals, and is based on training staff to recognise and manage conflict as early as possible and use mediation skills to improve patient/whānau outcomes and staff wellbeing.
This Building Workplace Wellbeing Guide by the SA Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health adopts an evidenced base to identify critical areas for action to assist the healthcare sector in strengthening workplace wellbeing, including how to establish effective structures and processes.
BCHS joined the Achievement Program in 2013 to build upon its current health and wellbeing initiatives and has achieved Victorian Government recognition for the Smoking health area and is working through several other health areas including Healthy Eating, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Alcohol and Other drugs.
An active occupational health and safety committee focuses on good health as an outcome rather than just a means of minimising harm. Activities are implemented to highlight safety, health and wellbeing by using a proactive and holistic health conscious approach.
Fitness at Feros Forever (FFF) is a health and wellbeing initiative implemented under the Feros Care wellness at work strategy. They implemented healthy places and healthy people strategies to support workers in making healthy choices at work and at home, making sure that these strategies complement each other, with good work design a priority.