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Working conditions and workplace health and safety promotion in home care : A mixed-method study from Swedish managers’ perspectives

Gard, Gunvor LU and Larsson, Agneta (2017) In Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health2005-01-01+01:00 72(6). p.359-365
Abstract

Today, we can see a trend toward increased psychosocial strain at work among home-care managers and staff. The aim of this study is to describe home care managers' views on their own psychosocial working conditions and on how to promote workplace health and safety in a municipality in northern Sweden. A mixed-methods design was used, including questionnaire and qualitative focus group data. The qualitative data were analyzed by manifest content analysis. The results indicate that most managers perceived increased variety in work and opportunities for development at work, but at the same time increased demands. The managers suggested that workplace health and safety could be improved by risk assessment and improved communication, a clear... (More)

Today, we can see a trend toward increased psychosocial strain at work among home-care managers and staff. The aim of this study is to describe home care managers' views on their own psychosocial working conditions and on how to promote workplace health and safety in a municipality in northern Sweden. A mixed-methods design was used, including questionnaire and qualitative focus group data. The qualitative data were analyzed by manifest content analysis. The results indicate that most managers perceived increased variety in work and opportunities for development at work, but at the same time increased demands. The managers suggested that workplace health and safety could be improved by risk assessment and improved communication, a clear communication chain by a real as well as a virtual platform for communication. In summary, workplace health and safety could be improved by risk assessments and by a physical as well as a virtual platform for communication.

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Management, mixed method, psychosocial, risk assessment, safety
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Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health2005-01-01+01:00
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359 - 365
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Heldref Publications
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1933-8244
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10.1080/19338244.2017.1279998
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  publisher    = {Heldref Publications},
  series       = {Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health2005-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Working conditions and workplace health and safety promotion in home care : A mixed-method study from Swedish managers’ perspectives},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2017.1279998},
  volume       = {72},
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