The Occurrence of Anxiety, Depression, and Distress among Professionals Working in Emergency Care (2024)

This recent European study of 202 emergency care professionals in ambulance and hospital settings found female professionals were more likely to have depressive symptoms, perceived stress and anxiety than male professionals. Perceived stress levels in emergency care workers decreased proportionally with increasing years spent working in healthcare, and extended work shifts of 12 or 24 hours increased the risk of perceived stress and anxiety.

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Organisational Wellbeing Interventions: Case Studies from the NHS (2023)

This recent UK based research explores the impact of organisational interventions in the NHS to support staff wellbeing and details learnings, enablers and barriers that affected the success of each intervention. Example interventions include overhauling staff rotas and shift patterns, removing bureaucracy and meeting times, changing patient care processes, co-designing fatigue management strategies, and improving team formation and psychological support.

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The SMART model of work design: A higher order structure to help see the wood from the trees (2023)

This new paper on the SMART model of work design synthesizes the work design literature by showing how particular work characteristics coalesce together into higher-order categories (Stimulating, Mastery, Autonomy, Relational, and Tolerable Demands), serving to integrate existing models and address contemporary work design challenges.

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Factors that may threaten or protect the wellbeing of staff working in paediatric intensive care environments (2023)

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.

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Good Work Design

This useful site provides a suite of evidence-based resources, including videos and better practice guidance, to help raise awareness and build manager capability to design good work for their teams. Evidence shows that good work design can be used to prevent harm to worker health, promote health and wellbeing and support participation and productivity.

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Readiness for Psychosocial Risk Management

FlourishDX have released a Readiness For Psychosocial Risk Management whitepaper based on interviews with people and safety professionals from 87 organisations. The research found few had updated risk registers or integrated it into business practices, and identified common barriers to the successful adoption of psychosocial risk management, as well as the main business drivers for getting it on the board and leadership agenda.

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Working from home during the COVID 19 pandemic: a longitudinal examination of employees’ sense of community & social support & impacts on self-rated health (2023)

A recently published longitudinal Australia study Working from home (WFH) during COVID showed that a sense of community and social support in the workplace are important determinants of employees' health, and workplace strategies to improve a sense of community whilst WFH (use of online platforms to improve communication, bonding, networking) and social support are required for all employees as hybrid work arrangements become more common.

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Work as a prescription for well-being: A human-centred design approach to achieve “Net Positive”

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There is a constructive social movement underway and that is to design work for health, well-being, and productivity. When work is designed well – psychologically, socially, and physically –it can serve as prescription for health and well-being. Ultimately, it’s about making work more human-centred. This seminar will provide you with real-life examples of (human) lifecycle ergonomics – from recruitment and hire to retire and beyond.

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