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Health of community nurses: a case for workplace wellness schemes

Blake, Holly; Lee, Sandra

Authors

Holly Blake

Sandra Lee

Abstract

Community nursing is associated with stress and burnout, which can impact heavily on the individual and the NHS both economically and on the quality of patient care. Recent Government publications have called for an increase in workplace health schemes, with the public sector ‘leading by example’. As the largest employer in Europe, the NHS is well placed to develop workplace wellness schemes to address the health needs of staff and to indirectly influence primary prevention among patients. Lessons from an innovative employee wellness programme in an NHS hospital setting demonstrates that such schemes may positively alter individual health and attitudes towards the employer. There is scope for development of such schemes to improve health and well-being in community nurses.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal British Journal of Community Nursing
Print ISSN 1462-4753
Electronic ISSN 1462-4753
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 6
Institution Citation Blake, H., & Lee, S. (in press). Health of community nurses: a case for workplace wellness schemes. British Journal of Community Nursing, 12(6), doi:10.12968/bjcn.2007.12.6.23774
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2007.12.6.23774
Keywords Workplace wellness, Stress, Prevention, Physical activity
Publisher URL http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjcn.2007.12.6.23774
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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