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Mental health and public sector healthcare: international case studies

Mental health and public sector healthcare: international case studies

Ballardie, Ruth, Tartanaglu-Bennett, Safak and Weghmann, Vera (2023) Mental health and public sector healthcare: international case studies. Project Report. Public Services International (PSI), Geneva, Switzerland.

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The mental health of the health care workforce has been deteriorating globally over many years and is primarily related to increased psychosocial risks leading to increasing work-related stress due to the deterioration of healthcare work environments. This has led to a global healthcare workforce crisis due to global shortages of healthcare workers, a crisis which has been developing over several decades and in most countries, including low-, middle- and high-income countries. The Covid-19 crisis exacerbated both the demands on national health care systems and staff shortages, with large numbers of staff sick or in quarantine. The primary cause has been decades of under-resourcing of national healthcare systems related to the dissemination and implementation of neoliberal policy frameworks that have undermined the provision of public services, including healthcare. This report examines the links between healthcare workers mental health and the rise in psychosocial risks across high, medium and low income countries with specific case studies of Sweden, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Liberia . It includes a critique of global healthcare recruitment by high income countries from middle and low income countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare workers; mental health; psychosocial risks; work-related stress; global healthcare workforce crisis; international case studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 09:14

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