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“I Gotta Get Out of This Place”: Workplace Stress as a Threat to Public Health

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Most people may not recognize that stress has become a major risk for a wide variety of health and mental health problems, although when surveyed most people talk passionately about the stress they ... More


Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This book describes what happens to human service delivery programs under the impact of unrelenting stress and multiple losses. Never perfect places of safety in the first place, many ... More


HELP OR HINDRANCE?: Stress and the Emergency Service Organization

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

All workplace traumas are experienced within the context of organizational culture and climate. Recent advances in workplace health research found that psychosocial factors in the workplace have a ... More


Stress and Neuroergonomics

Peter A. Hancock and James L. Szalma

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the major conceptual approaches to the study of stress, including a short historical account and a précis of the more recent stress theories. It discusses ... More


Down and Out in Vancouver: Struggling, Stressed, and Exhausted Hospital Support Workers

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the challenges faced by hospital support workers in the aftermath of outsourcing. Because their work directly affects hospital hygiene—and thus a patient's risk of coming down ... More


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