Management and the creation of occupational stressors in an Australian and a UK ambulance service.

@article{Mahony2001ManagementAT,
  title={Management and the creation of occupational stressors in an Australian and a UK ambulance service.},
  author={Kerry Mahony},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          135-45
        }
}
Qualitative methods were used to explore the aetiology of occupational stress experienced by on-road ambulance officers. The researcher found that the way in which a service is organised and its officers valued can create and reproduce workplace stressors that are as causative of occupational stress as the often acknowledged occupational specific stressors like night shifts, irregular work hours and witnessing human trauma and tragedy. These stressors thought to be intrinsic to the work of… CONTINUE READING

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