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

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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 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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Luleå University of Technology
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Miljömedicin och yrkesmedicin

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)359-365
TidskriftArchives of Environmental & Occupational Health
Volym72
Utgåva nummer6
Tidigt onlinedatum2017 feb 6
StatusPublished - 2017
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa