In consideration of work-related stress, there has been a shift (Johnson & Hall 1996) away from understanding how individuals cope with stress.
Interest has shifted to a consideration of how management of work, and design of work environments are sources of an individuals stress .
A recent literature review (Cox et al., 2000) indicates most interventions target the individual, not the organisation, and can have the effect of ‘blaming the victim’.
Solutions to stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma must be structural or organisational as well as individual.
These document explore our work context in Neurodevelopmental Behavioural Paediatrics. They invite you to consider professional environment as part of Personal Resilience.
General Information about Organisational Stress
Recommendations for different work contexts
Cox, T., Griffiths, A., & Rial-Gonzalez, E., Research on Work related Stress608.39 KB, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000
Johnson, J., Hall, EM. Job Strain, Work Place Social Support, and Cardiovascular Disease1.43 MB: A Cross-Sectional Study of a Random Sample of the Swedish Working Population Am J Public Health 1988; 78:1336-1342.