'Choosing' to work when sick: workplace presenteeism.

  title={'Choosing' to work when sick: workplace presenteeism.},
  author={Kevin P Dew and Vera Keefe and Keitha Small},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={60 10},
Presenteeism is a concept used to describe the phenomenon of working through illness and injury. This paper is based on interviews and focus groups undertaken at three different work sites in New Zealand: a small private hospital, a large public hospital and a small factory. The research suggests that presenteeism is a prominent phenomenon in the lives of workers at these different sites, but the way in which it is rationalised and the factors that foster presenteeism are quite distinct… CONTINUE READING

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