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Främjande av psykisk hälsa hos piloter efter Germanwings flight 9525

Klang, Karl Johan LU (2017) PSYK11 20171
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Mental illness among pilots and cabin crew has received increased attention since the crash in the French Alps with Germanwings flight 9525 in 2015. This has led to increased discussion, awareness and the shaping of programs for Pilot Peer Support, both initiated by management of airlines and independently by pilots themselves through for example union work. The method for the study is based on qualitative telephone interviews. Conclusions emphasize the importance of increased confidentiality between management and employees. Trust is of uttermost importance to prevent and identify mental illness but is created slowly. The study identifies some general principles for successful interventions, although importance is emphasized towards a... (More)
Mental illness among pilots and cabin crew has received increased attention since the crash in the French Alps with Germanwings flight 9525 in 2015. This has led to increased discussion, awareness and the shaping of programs for Pilot Peer Support, both initiated by management of airlines and independently by pilots themselves through for example union work. The method for the study is based on qualitative telephone interviews. Conclusions emphasize the importance of increased confidentiality between management and employees. Trust is of uttermost importance to prevent and identify mental illness but is created slowly. The study identifies some general principles for successful interventions, although importance is emphasized towards a continued discussion. The reduction of stigma around mental health related issues, the offering of help and support both as a colleague and employer are central to promote mental health and prevent mental illness among employed pilots. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Psykisk ohälsa hos piloter och flygpersonal har fått ökad uppmärksamhet sedan flygkraschen i de franska alperna med Germanwings flight 9525 år 2015. Det har lett till en ökad diskussion och medvetenhet samt utformande av olika program för Pilot Peer Support initierade av management på flygbolag, samt oberoende av piloter själva genom exempelvis fackligt arbete. Metoden för studien baseras på kvalitativa telefonintervjuer. Slutsatser pekar på vikten av ett ökat förtroende mellan anställda och management, att tillit mellan parterna är av yttersta vikt för att förebygga och identifiera ohälsa men skapas långsamt. Studien identifierar några generella principer för framgångsrika interventioner, dock betonas vikten av evidens och en fortsatt... (More)
Psykisk ohälsa hos piloter och flygpersonal har fått ökad uppmärksamhet sedan flygkraschen i de franska alperna med Germanwings flight 9525 år 2015. Det har lett till en ökad diskussion och medvetenhet samt utformande av olika program för Pilot Peer Support initierade av management på flygbolag, samt oberoende av piloter själva genom exempelvis fackligt arbete. Metoden för studien baseras på kvalitativa telefonintervjuer. Slutsatser pekar på vikten av ett ökat förtroende mellan anställda och management, att tillit mellan parterna är av yttersta vikt för att förebygga och identifiera ohälsa men skapas långsamt. Studien identifierar några generella principer för framgångsrika interventioner, dock betonas vikten av evidens och en fortsatt diskussion. Minskande av stigma kring psykisk ohälsa, erbjudande av hjälp på ett effektivt och ansvarsfullt sätt både som kollega och arbetsgivare, är centralt för att främja mental hälsa och förebygga psykisk ohälsa hos anställda piloter. (Less)
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Klang, Karl Johan LU
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PSYK11 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Pilot Peer Support, Mental Health, Suicidal Risks, Management Interventions
language
Swedish
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8923597
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  abstract     = {Mental illness among pilots and cabin crew has received increased attention since the crash in the French Alps with Germanwings flight 9525 in 2015. This has led to increased discussion, awareness and the shaping of programs for Pilot Peer Support, both initiated by management of airlines and independently by pilots themselves through for example union work. The method for the study is based on qualitative telephone interviews. Conclusions emphasize the importance of increased confidentiality between management and employees. Trust is of uttermost importance to prevent and identify mental illness but is created slowly. The study identifies some general principles for successful interventions, although importance is emphasized towards a continued discussion. The reduction of stigma around mental health related issues, the offering of help and support both as a colleague and employer are central to promote mental health and prevent mental illness among employed pilots.},
  author       = {Klang, Karl Johan},
  keyword      = {Pilot Peer Support,Mental Health,Suicidal Risks,Management Interventions},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Främjande av psykisk hälsa hos piloter efter Germanwings flight 9525},
  year         = {2017},
}