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Science of Occupational Health Stress, Psychobiology, and the New World of Work

ISBN-10: 1405199148

ISBN-13: 9781405199148

Edition: 2010

Authors: Cary L. Cooper, Ulf Lundberg, Michael Marmot

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The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress - whether individuals suffering physical or psychological symptoms, or organizations trying to provide optimum conditions for healthy and productive employees.The authors offer a unique psychobiological perspective, discussing the modern workplace as a cause of stimulation and well-being, as well as of distress and illness. They provide a rigorous but highly accessible scientific account of the effects that stress has on mind and body, with key chapters on ls"Responses to Stressrs", ls"Stress-Related Health Problemsrs", and ls"Stress Hormones at Workrs".This book offers the reader practical guidance on health promotion and preventive strategies at both individual and organizational levels. It concludes with a discussion of present occupational conditions around the world, and predictions of likely trends in the future.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: History of Work and Health
General background and aim
Work and health from an evolutionary perspective
About this book
The New Workplace in a Rapidly Changing World
Global economy and global competition
Flexible organisations - flexible workers
Health consequences of 'sickness presenteeism'
Rationalisation
Sources of stress at work
The New World of Work
Lean manufacturing and just-in-time production
Frequent restructuring
Lifelong learning, work and family-life balance
Long working hours and overtime
The role of modern communication technology and telecommuting: work without boundaries, or endless work
Diffuse distinction between work and other parts of life
The challenge for health and well-being in organisations in the future
A flexible workforce
Work as a Source of Stimulation and Health or a Cause of Distress and Illness
Work-related stress models
Justice
Positive and negative work
Job satisfaction
Workaholism
Type A behaviour
Job strain and heart disorder
Conclusion
Responses to Stress
Mind-body interaction
The neuroendocrine stress systems
The cardiovascular system
Coping with stress
Acute stress
Chronic stress
Short-term versus long-term stress
Importance of sleep
Allostatic load
Catabolic and anabolic processes
Stress-related Health Problems
Chronic fatigue, depression, burnout
Cardiovascular disorders
Immune function
Cognitive function
Obesity, diabetes - the metabolic syndrome
Musculoskeletal disorders
Ulcers
HIV, AIDS and cancer
When should I be worried?
How can any treatment be efficient?
Stress Hormones at Work
Socioeconomic Status and Health
Health Promotion
Health intervention, stress reduction
Managing stress in a changing workforce
Individual interventions
Healthy work
Mental capital and well-being
Interventions and policies
Physically risky jobs
Positive psychology
Restorative environments and recreation
Sleep
Physical activity
Gender Differences
Symptoms, health and life expectancy
Work tasks
Unpaid work and total workload
Children, women and stress
Preventive Strategies
Occupational hazards
Health promotion
Occupational conditions in Europe
Healthy work
SES and health
Work-life balance
What can we do to reduce stress?
Comments on preventive strategies
The Future Workplace from a Stress-Health Perspective
A changing world
Work and health
Stress, well-being and productivity
Demographic changes in Europe and Japan
Global issues
References
Index