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Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being


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1European University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

3University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

4Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Izmir, Turkey

5University of Florence, Florence, Italy


Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being

Description

The literature indicates that mental health and work-related stress are an increasing concern and that the management and mitigation of psychosocial risks require an interdisciplinary approach in various scientific fields ranging from occupational medicine to organizational psychology. In the recent international literature, mental health problems are associated with new and broader sources of work-related stress which can increase an individual’s vulnerability to more serious mental health issues as well as physical and psychosomatic complaints. In addition, there is evidence of the detrimental impact of work-related stress and mental health issues on workers’ health and safety, particularly with regard to cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and employee well-being. As the majority of studies on these topics are conducted in clinical and psychiatric contexts, they limit the importance of the dimensions of “work, organizations, and occupations,” leading to a person-centered approach. However, trauma and diseases related to stress and mental health that originate in the workplace may have a different pattern of development or require an organization-centered treatment approach.

This special issue aims to create a multidisciplinary forum of scientific discussion that highlights a work contextual approach to the issue of mental health, stress, and disease in organizations.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advances in measuring psychosocial risk factors, mental health, and work-related issues
  • Work-related stressors, stress, job satisfaction, and well-being
  • Work-related stress and somatization
  • Work-related stress and Metabolic syndrome (MetS)
  • Work-related secondary traumatic stress and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep disturbance and stress/mental health difficulties
  • Violence and discrimination at work
  • Performance-enhancing drugs and stress/mental health problems
  • Work stressors coping and resilience
  • Psychosocial risk and protective factors at work
  • Successful interventions (RCT) in managing psychosocial risk factors and mental health at work

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5130676
  • - Editorial

Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being

Gabriele Giorgi | Jose M. Leon-Perez | ... | Giulio Arcangeli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8529653
  • - Research Article

How to Apply Feedback to Improve Subjective Wellbeing of Government Servants Engaged in Environmental Protection in China?

Zhenxing Gong | Xinmeng Wang | ... | Miaomiao Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9563714
  • - Research Article

Does Psychosocial Work Environment Factors Predict Stress and Mean Arterial Pressure in the Malaysian Industry Workers?

Muhammad Umair Javaid | Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha | ... | Matthias Nübling
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9318534
  • - Research Article

Factors Influencing Burnout Syndrome in Obstetrics and Gynecology Physicians

Magdalena Iorga | Vladimir Socolov | ... | Demetra-Gabriela Socolov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3285092
  • - Research Article

Workplace Phobic Anxiety as a Mental Health Phenomenon in the Job Demands-Resources Model

Michela Vignoli | Beate Muschalla | Marco Giovanni Mariani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3919080
  • - Research Article

Interventions: Employees’ Perceptions of What Reduces Stress

Silvia Pignata | Carolyn M. Boyd | ... | Chris Provis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1019529
  • - Research Article

Exposure to Workplace Bullying: The Role of Coping Strategies in Dealing with Work Stressors

Whitney Van den Brande | Elfi Baillien | ... | Lode Godderis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4673047
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Recognition and Social Support on European Health Professionals’ Occupational Stress: A Demands-Control-Social Support-Recognition Bayesian Network Model

Susana García-Herrero | Jose R. Lopez-Garcia | ... | Miguel A. Mariscal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1908712
  • - Research Article

Exploration of the Association between Nurses’ Moral Distress and Secondary Traumatic Stress Syndrome: Implications for Patient Safety in Mental Health Services

Maria Christodoulou-Fella | Nicos Middleton | ... | Maria N. K. Karanikola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5249619
  • - Research Article

Dissatisfaction in Child Welfare and Its Role in Predicting Self-Efficacy and Satisfaction at Work: A Mixed-Method Research

Sabrina Berlanda | Monica Pedrazza | ... | Marta Fraizzoli
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