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Design for Care

Designing better work for the Healthcare and Social Assistance (H&SA) industry

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Research report:
How work design shapes mental health in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry

About this research report

This report spotlights the insights from the ongoing Design for Care research project about the key psychosocial risks in the Healthcare and Social Assistance (H&SA) industry, and aspects of work design that can protect against these risks.


In this brief report, we provide an analysis of Design for Care data from five partnering organisations in aged care (Whiddon and Bankstown City Aged Care), disability care (Lifestart and Macarthur Disability Services) and out of home care (Key Assets Australia). Our report highlights the critical role that work design plays in shaping mental health.

The findings are outlined in the full report and contribute new knowledge that can support efforts to prevent injuries from occurring and minimise their consequences when they do occur.

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Previous reports

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

Report launch: How work design shapes mental health in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry
Tuesday 4 July 2023
The University of Sydney - CBD Campus

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

Working Together

To learn more and collaborate, please contact us

SMARTDesignforCare@curtin.edu.au

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