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Healthcare professionals: 5 job hazards you should look out for
 

Healthcare professionals: 5 job hazards you should look out for

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Healthcare professionals suffer from many occupational hazards due to burnout and stressful workloads. This puts them at an increased risk of developing different kinds of conditions.
 
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12 Sep 2016 - General
 
All of this is true, especially insomnia and infection. I developed insomnia as early as my college years. I used to stay up late reading and revising for class. Apart from staying up late for academics, I would also devote a lot of sleepless nights to going out so there are times when I would have no sleep coming from a night out and go straight to class. Hehe. I haven't gotten out of the sleepless night habit. I'm still insomniac. Sleeplessness is already part of my life. In terms of i...
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Because of the demands of the healthcare profession, healthcare professionals are really at risk for these illnesses. I observed a certain trend for resident physicians. In their junior years of training, since they are at the bottom of the food chain, they suffer from chronic insomnia, overfatigue and weightloss. Eventually they learn to adapt and cope with the demands of training by catching up on their missed meals and improving their poor sleeping habits. As they advance in level through the...
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Everyone seems to agree that we are prone to these health hazards as part of being a healthcare professional. It is really agreeable to have sensible diet and regular exercise as part of daily routine. Also, healthcare workers must not miss their scheduled flu vaccines that are annually administered within the hospital for free. Meticulous handwashing should be part and parcel of our routine as this is the most cos-effective way to prevent infection for both the healthcare worker and the patient...
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Medical practitioners are really predisposes to these hazards. We are working always with stress. Stress in patient, folks, sometimes from doctors and colleagues. These instances is unavoidable. Theres always a day you can handle a stressful patient or so. With these, we are coping in eating something sweets or any unhealthy food that predisposes us to have hypertension. Some may cope with it by drinking alcoholic beverages which we know it is not healthy at all. I agreee with what Kathleen Pera...
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Out of the five hazards mentioned in the article, I can mostly relate to Obesity, Infection, reduced sleep and insomnia. Obesity, I couldn't agree more that we (healthcare professionals) should have a simple diet and exercise plan. It may be difficult to be consistent but we have to think of the future - our health in the future. Infection - definitely easy to catch as we are providing direct care. I'd say common colds are fine, it may bother us but it is not life threatening. What scare...
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Healthcare professionals such as Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and other relevant staff have a very strict job to maintain the health of their patients. By taking care of their patients it often happens that they ignore their own health due to intensive workload and exhaustive duties. The overall consequences for such type of jobs are hypertension, obesity, depression, insomnia and sometimes infectious diseases. Being health guide for your patients you are having the whole pressure regarding trea...
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Healthcare professionals are also normal human being that will be susceptible to a number of occupational related health issues. Constant stressful, long working hour and highly demanding working environment may predispose to work-life imbalance, lack of quality sleep, and mental health issue. The burnout from work may lead to depression. It is indeed shocking that the survey done with American surgeon in 2011 showed that 1 in 12 respondents have a suicidal tendency in the last 12 months !!!!! W...
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