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

About this research report

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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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)

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

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