BMC Health Services Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Health and wellbeing of health workforce.
Chronic shortages in investment, employment, and training of health workforce along with the need to continuously improve health service coverage and healthcare standards have contributed to an epidemic of burn-out and health issues within health and care personnel, including physicians, nurses, clinical and nursing assistants, transportation personnel, and others.
The coronavirus pandemic has further exposed the importance of addressing the wellbeing of the health and care workforce and has clearly shown that health systems can only function with a functioning, healthy staff.
The health and wellbeing of health workforce is paramount not only for the staff themselves but also for its direct impact on the quality of patient care and the sustainability of the entire healthcare system. The delicate balance between providing optimal care and maintaining one's physical, mental, and emotional health requires in-depth analysis and extensive discussions.
We invite researchers, practitioners, scholars, and professionals from various disciplines to submit their original research and contributions to our Collection on the Health and wellbeing of health workforce. This call for papers aims to shed light on the multifaceted aspects of the health workforce's wellbeing, address challenges, and highlight innovative approaches within health systems and best practices to enhance their quality of life.
We welcome submissions of research that contribute to the understanding, enhancement, and advocacy of the health and wellbeing of the health workforce.
We are particularly interested in:
- Mental health resilience: exploring strategies to enhance mental health resilience, manage stress, prevent burn-out, and foster a supportive work environment. This includes research on approaches at the health and care workforce management and leadership level to promote resilience, implement organizational changes, and positively impact the wellbeing of health workforce.
- Physical wellbeing: investigating initiatives that promote physical health, prevent occupational hazards, and encourage healthy lifestyles among healthcare professionals.
- Work-life balance: analyzing effective methods for achieving a healthy balance between demanding work schedules and personal lives, contributing to long-term career satisfaction.
- Professional development: discussing opportunities for continuous learning, skill development, and career progression that contribute to job satisfaction and overall happiness.
- Impact on the health system: assessing the correlation between health and care workforce wellbeing and the quality and provision of health services.
- Impact on recruitment and retention: examining the relationship between health and wellbeing of healthcare personnel on recruitment, retention, shortages of health workforce and the resulting delivery of care.
- Support systems: exploring the significance of peer support, mentorship, and leadership within healthcare settings in creating a nurturing environment for the health workforce.
- Examining the role of emotional intelligence in fostering better relationships, communication, and overall wellbeing within healthcare teams.
- Innovations in workforce wellbeing: presenting novel technological, organizational, and procedural innovations aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals.
- Diversity and inclusion: addressing the unique challenges and opportunities for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the health workforce.
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