Category: Sick Days

Healthcare Workers not Taking Sick Days Despite Patient Risk

Many healthcare workers such as physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APC), registered nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and midwives reported to work while sick, fully realizing that their patients could be at risk according to a small JAMA Pediatrics survey conducted online.  Working While Sick for Patients to Be Well The survey found that while most people […]

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High Stress Linked to Mental Disorders

More Job Demands Can Mean More Sick Days Employees with high job demands and high job strain are more prone to mental disorders and resulting in increased absence and sick leave according to a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Lisa Mater, MMSc, of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and colleagues used data collected from […]

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Why Presenteeism Might be Worse Than Absenteeism – And How to Fix This

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Many workplaces consider absenteeism to be a big issue that affects the company’s bottom line. However, it may be that presenteeism is just as big of a problem. In fact, presenteeism may be an even larger issue than absenteeism. Here’s what employers should know about this phenomenon — and how a sound workplace wellness program […]

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