Bridging Occupational, Organizational and Public Health

A Transdisciplinary Approach

  • Georg Bauer Oliver Hammig
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In our complex, fast changing society, health is strongly influenced by the continuously changing interactions between organisations and their employees. Three major fields contribute to health-oriented improvements of these interactions: occupational health, organizational health and public health. As currently only partial links exist amongst these fields, the book aims to explore potential synergies more systematically. Considering the high mental and social demands in a service and knowledge sector economy, the first part of the book focuses on work-related psychosocial factors. As a large proportion of inequalities in health in developed countries can be explained by inequalities in working conditions, those psychosocial factors with a particularly high public health impact are highlighted. As addressing these psychosocial factors requires to involve the organization as the key change agent, the second part covers approaches to improve public health through organizational level health interventions. The last section takes a look into the future of occupational, organizational and public health: what are the future challenges regarding occupational health and how can they be tackled within and beyond the organizational level. Overall, this integrating book will help to broaden the evidence-base, legitimacy and efficacy of occupational- and organizational-level health interventions and thus increase their public health impact.
G. F. Bauer & O. Hammig: Bridging Occupational, Organizational and Public Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach.- PART I. Psychosocial Factors in Occupational & Organizational health - a Key Public Health Issue.- J. Siegrist: Social Inequalities in Work and Health in a Globalized Economy.- S. Cartwright, C. Cooper: Towards Organizational Health: Stress, Positive Organizational Behavior, Employee Well-Being.- W. Schaufeli, T. Taris: A Critical Review of the Job Demands-Resources Model: Implications for Improving Work and Health.- B. Danuser: The Role of Psychosocial Factors in Musculoskeletal Disorders.- B. Badura: The Impact of Social Capital on the Health and Performance of Organizations.-PART II. Improving Public and Organizational Health.- S. Hoffmann, G. Jenny & G.F. Bauer: Capacity Building as a Key Mechanism of Organizational Health Development.- G.F. Bauer, K. Lehmann, A. Blum-Ruegg & G. Jenny: Systemic Consulting for Organizational Health Development: Theory and Practice.- J. Pelikan, H. Schmied & C. Dietscher: Improving Organizational Health: The Case of Health Promoting Hospitals.- O. Hammig: Integration of Work and Personal Life as a Key Factor for Individual, Organizational and Public Health.- PART III. Beyond Organizational Health: Social and Political Issues.- C. Keyes: Mental Health as a Complete State: The Salutogenic Perspective Completes the Picture.- S. Geurts: Recovery from work during off-job time.- P. Jiranek, R. Brauchli & T. Wehner: Beyond Paid Work: Voluntary work and its Salutogenic Implications for Society.- S. Leka, A. Jain: Policy Approaches to Occupational and Organizational Health.
From the reviews: "The authors seek to integrate a differentiated base of knowledge in the three important areas of occupational, organizational, and public aspects of health. ... The audience varies from academics in public health, engineering, and medicine to a broader audience. ... The audience may include those who study and act upon improving society relative to work stretching along micro-, meso- and macro-scales. This would be my pick for university leaders willing to sponsor large scale debates and dialogue about society's future in terms of work models." (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2014)
Uitgavejaar 2013
ISBN 9789400756397
Verschijningsdatum 12 okt. 2013
Omvang 249
Editie 2014 ed.
Auteur(s) Georg Bauer Oliver Hammig
Bindwijze Gebonden
Taal Engels

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