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Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare - Psychosocial Hazards

Learn how to assess and implement control measures related to psychosocial hazards in the healthcare setting.

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online health and safety course will teach you about psychosocial hazards. A psychosocial hazard or work stressor is an occupational hazard that affects the psychological and physical well-being of workers. This course will discuss how psychosocial hazards such as stress, violence, and other workplace stressors affect the ability of workers. You will also learn how to assess and control such from happening.

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Description

This course begins by discussing the main causes of stress and ill-health in the healthcare environment which include workplace violence and aggression. You will learn that verbal abuse, threat, or assault in circumstances related to their work are examples of violence at work. You will look into their immediate and long term effects including loss of confidence or morale as well as stress. You will also learn that they could even require victims to seek medical treatment.

You will then learn ways to prevent or reduce harm resulting from violence and aggression. Name-calling, pushing, hitting, kicking, or punching are considered as potential hazards from violence and aggression in the workplace. With this course, you will study how to conduct a proper risk assessment so appropriate safeguards may be put in place. You will also learn how to distinguish violence from aggression and implement control measures to promote a healthier and harmonious work environment.

Physical and psychological effects resulting from psychosocial hazards may require expensive medical treatment while some injuries may result in long term disability. Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better insight into violence and aggression in the workplace, learn how to conduct a proper risk assessment, and implement control measures for the benefit of all workers and employees. Check out this course and learn more about psychosocial hazards in the healthcare sector.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module you should be able to:


  • define the terms violence and aggression
  • recognise the effect that violence and aggression has in the workplace
  • recognise how violence and aggression may occur in the healthcare setting, and
  • describe control measures used to minimise the risk of violence and aggression.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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