Occupational Stress: Personal and Professional Approaches

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Sally Hardy, Jerome Carson, Ben Thomas
Stanley Thornes, 1998 - Psychology - 216 pages
Presents a unique theoretical and practical overview of the issues relating to stress and burnout among healthcare professionals. the theoretical discussions include coverage of models of occupational stress and evaluation of assessment intruments. Practical guidance includes an examinatin of the role of staff support services and clinical supervisionin the maintance of ma healthy workplace and looks at implications for staff selection. Outlines are given for the development of appropiate inpatient and staff support services. the effects of staff stress on the quality of patient care are described and the authors conclude by making positive recommendations for improvements in services.

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