Research

How gentleness at work can promote high-quality professional care

Gentleness at work is an important part of professional care, but it has rarely been investigated or qualified – until...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2018

4 May 2018

Hand hygiene and asthma control
A study of US nurses has discovered a link between the frequency of hand and...

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Investment in occupational health can pay dividends, SOM argues

1 May 2018

Investment in occupational health can pay significant dividends in terms of keeping people healthier at work and ensuring employees are...

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Occupational health research round-up: April 2018

6 Apr 2018

Paternal heart disease increases shift work risk
Paternal mortality from myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death interacts with shift work...

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Mental health in the workplace conference focuses on problems and solutions

5 Apr 2018

A recent conference brought together experts on mental health in the workplace to look at the growing evidence base on...

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Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts in a teenage apprentice

3 Apr 2018

When a teenage apprentice posted suicidal thoughts on social media, his employer was alerted to the need for better communication...

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Laying the foundations for wellbeing technology at work

2 Apr 2018

The organisational culture and environment plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining effective use of wellbeing technology at work....

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Occupational health sustainability: is the apprenticeship levy the answer?

28 Mar 2018

A cloud hovers over occupational health sustainability due to an ageing workforce and service users’ reluctance to fund the education...

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Study suggests a third of cancer cases could be prevented by making healthier choices

23 Mar 2018

More than a third (37.7%) of cancer cases a year could be avoided by making healthier lifestyle choices, according to...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2018

2 Mar 2018

This month’s crop of occupational health research papers includes a study showing the value of exercising mindfulness at work, the...

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COPD: role of occupational health supporting a cleaner

28 Feb 2018

This article looks at the role of occupational health in supporting a cleaner with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD. Sarah...

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Will a united body put the future in the hands of occupational health nurses?

28 Feb 2018

The decision in October by the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) to merge with the Faculty of Occupational...

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Lower back pain most common complaint among workers

22 Feb 2018

Retail workers and labourers are more likely to suffer some form of pain than those who work in an office,...

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Recovery time from workplace stress is key to developing resilience

5 Feb 2018

A lifestyle assessment tool used with Honda dealers has shown how individual employees recover from workplace stress, and helped boost...

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Wrist pain at work: occupational health referral of a laboratory worker

4 Feb 2018

This case study concerns an individual suffering wrist pain at work. Michael Bowles and Anne Harriss demonstrate the use of...

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