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dc.contributor.advisorBuys, Nick
dc.contributor.authorRandall, Christine Ursulaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:21:47Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:21:47Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2228
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365708
dc.description.abstractOccupational stress is an increasingly significant economic and social burden in Australia, yet workers’ compensation systems do not adequately address the impact of occupational stress, leaving employers and individuals to find new ways of responding to this challenge. Management of workplace stress injury is therefore an ongoing concern to employers, requiring the integration at the workplace of more effective occupational rehabilitation systems to prevent and mitigate this condition. Research indicates that organisations, which are successful in developing wellintegrated occupational rehabilitation systems that incorporate work-based interventions, benefit measurably from this investment in human resources. However, there is limited research demonstrating how specific organisations can develop effective occupational rehabilitation strategies, especially in Australia and especially in response to workplace stress. In response to this situation the aim of this research was to develop and implement a process for identifying an effective occupational rehabilitation system conducive to the large organisational environment of the Queensland Police Service (QPS). The study utilised an Action Research design, incorporating a systems thinking framework to address the research aims. Data was collected in three phases, using interviews, focus groups and a survey, to gain an understanding of the organisational context of the QPS, issues pertaining to stress and injury, potential solutions to the identified issues from the perspectives of organisational stakeholders, and existing injury and illness prevention and rehabilitation processes.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsOccupational stressen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWorkplace stressen_US
dc.subject.keywordsOccupational rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsQueensland Police Serviceen_US
dc.titleManagement of Workplace Stress Injury: Improving Occupational Rehabilitation Systems through Action Researchen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorKendall, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.otheradvisorMuenchberger, Heidi
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1373257596580en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT1463en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.griffith.authorRandall, Christine U.


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