Special Issue "Physical and Mental Health in the Workplace"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: work and health; diversity in medicine and inclusion of persons with disabilities; integrative medicine / integrative oncology; quantitative and qualitative methods in empirical research
Work plays a pivotal role in society. It is not only the primary source of income for most people but is also an essential factor in shaping quality of life and social identity. Work disability is a vital public health problem in Western industrialised countries and an enormous economic burden for society (Vilsteren et al., 2015). Mental health and musculoskeletal disorders are the leading causes for sick leave, with long-term sick leave connected to occupational, social, and economic deprivation (Henderson 2005). Many workplaces cannot meet the specific needs of their employees, and may even cause and/or aggravate significant mental and physical health problems.
This Special Issue focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between work and physical and mental health. We welcome contributions of new (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods) original research papers, reviews, and case series. Papers dealing with new theoretical approaches for occupational and/or rehabilitation management are also appreciated. Other accepted manuscript types may include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
IJERPH is an interdisciplinary journal. This Special Issue therefore welcomes manuscripts from different disciplines, including health services research, rehabilitation science, implementation science, psychology, epidemiology, sociology.
Dr. Kyung-Eun (Anna) Choi
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- work conditions
- sick leave
- return to work
- coordination programmes