Journal article

The mental health impacts of health and human service work: Longitudinal evidence about differential exposure and susceptibility using 16 waves of cohort data

Allison Milner, Tania L King, Anne Kavanagh

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE REPORTS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

The health and human care workforce comprise a substantial and increasing proportion of the employed population in high income countries. This diverse workforce is comprised of high skilled workers, such as doctors and nurses, as well as lower skilled workers such as carers and support workers. This paper assessed psychosocial working conditions among health and human care workers compared to other workers. We also examined the effects of psychosocial working conditions on mental health. The data source was 16 waves of the Household Income Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The exposure was a multidimensional, previously validated psychosocial job quality index. The outcome was changes in ..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence: Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health


Awarded by NHMRC Partnership Project


Funding Acknowledgements

AM was supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship. Further support provided by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence: Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (APP1116385) and NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1134499). The funding source had no involvement in the study design; collection, analysis and interpretation data; the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.