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Changing work design to improve mental health in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry

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This report provides a snapshot of the ongoing Design for Care research project. It outlines three participative work redesign interventions undertaken in collaboration with partner organisations in the Healthcare and Social Assistance (H&SA) industry. Finally, it summarises three key learnings for successful work redesign.

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Design for Care State of Affairs Breakfast 3: Changing work design to improve mental health in the healthcare and social assistance industry

Wednesday 3 April 2024
The University of Sydney - CBD Campus

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Past publications

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How work design shapes mental health in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry (July 2023)


Risk factors associated with psychological injury among Healthcare and Social Assistance workers in non-hospital settings: Systematic scoping review (June 2022)

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An analysis of NSW workers compensation claims, to examine the frequency, incidence, patterns and outcomes of psychological injury among distinct occupational groups in the HSA industry (August 2022)

Design for Care research project will produce work design strategies to help prevent psychological injury amongst care workers

including but not limited to:
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Nurses and midwives

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Aged and disability care workers

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Ambulance officers

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Social workers

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