The mental and physical health of healthcare providers and students: the influence of work environment and organizational well-being.

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Francesco Zaghini
Ercole Vellone
Massimo Maurici
Cristina Sestili
Alice Mannocci
Jacopo Fiorini
Elisa Ercoli
Nicola Magnavita
Giuseppe La Torre
Rosaria Alvaro
Alessandro Sili

Keywords

healthcare providers, occupational stress, workplace

Abstract

Background: High level of organizational well-being improves employee performance and influence physical and mental health of healthcare providers and students.


Objective: This study investigates the relationship between the characteristics of work environments, organizational well-being, and the psychophysical health of healthcare providers.


Methods: A multicentre cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on a large sample of healthcare providers and healthcare students.


Results: Both the physical and mental health of the healthcare providers and students are explained by the variables of organizational context, by organizational well-being and socio-demographic/work characteristics. In particular, the results show a dependence on gender and age.


Discussion: New knowledge regarding the relationships between the characteristics of work environments and the health of healthcare providers and students are provides. The results are very important because directly impacts the quality of care provided as well as patient safety.

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