Mini Review
Volume 2 Issue 12 - 2020
Changes in Nursing Work, Occupational Risks and Repercussions for Worker Health
Andréia Barcellos Teixeira Macedo*, Liliana Antoniolli, Edwing Alberto Urrea Vega and Sônia Beatriz Cocaro de Souza
Graduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Andréia Barcellos Teixeira Macedo, Graduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Received: October 09, 2020; Published: November 07, 2020




Abstract

Objective: To reflect on the changes in production models and their impact to the health of nursing workers.

Method: This is a mini review.

Results: The production models and work organization have been changing rapidly, bringing direct consequences for workers' health. This panorama directly affects nursing professionals, who are exposed to numerous occupational risks. Psychosocial risks originate in the worker's interaction with the work organization, but they still do not have the same visibility as other risks. Among them, compassion fatigue can be considered one of the main threats to the mental health of nursing professionals.

Conclusion: Prolonged exposure to occupational risks can lead to the worker becoming ill. In this sense, the identification of risks and strengthening of individual and institutional skills and coping mechanisms can assist in maintaining healthy working environments, as well as physically and psychically healthy workers.

Keywords: Nursing; Occupational Health; Occupational Diseases

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Citation: Andréia Barcellos Teixeira Macedo., et al. “Changes in Nursing Work, Occupational Risks and Repercussions for Worker Health”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.12 (2020): 21-24.

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