Work Conditions and Well-being in Hospital Physicians and Quality of Care: Insights from Cohort and Intervention studies in Germany

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The Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing are pleased to host a guest lecture by Dr Matthias Weigl, LMU University, Munich on 28 October 2014. The quality of health care is determined also by the quality of physicians' and nurses' work environment and their well-being. Our research investigates to what extent psychosocial characteristics of the work environment are responsible for the well-being of healthcare professionals. Furthermore we are interested in interventions that encompass the active participation of physicians to improve their work conditions. The presentation will feature results from a longitudinal investigation in German junior physicians that revealed the effects of poor working conditions on impaired well-being over time, i.e., depressive state in junior physicians. Additionally two controlled studies are discussed that evaluated the effects of an intervention to improve physicians' work conditions in regard to perceived quality of care reported through patients' evaluations.
Period28 Oct 2014
Event typeSeminar
LocationDurham, United KingdomShow on map


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