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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M
dc.contributor.authorWatts, J
dc.contributor.authorBloomer, M
dc.contributor.authorLarkins, K
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-10T01:17:19Z
dc.date.available2022-03-10T01:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1753-8351en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17538351011055023en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/413085
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to determine how Australian workplaces, their managers and employees respond to those who are grieving at work, as a result of chronic or terminal illness, or caring for those with chronic or terminal illness. The review draws on Australian and relevant international literature and seeks to answer this question. Design/methodology/ approach - A literature review was undertaken in preparation for an Australian study examining workplace supports for people who are grieving - because they are carers, have experienced a death, or are balancing their own illness with their work. Using a range of search terms, the literature was searched for relevant work between 1980 and 2010. The search found examples of workplace supports throughout the world and some developing Australian literature. Findings - Despite illness and death occurring at any stage of a person's life, there is little research that identifies workplace issues associated with grief and loss. And while workplace legislation allows for minimal supports, there was evidence that some workplaces have begun to offer flexibility for work life balance. Practical implications - Effective workplace supports will involve individual and workplace responses, but also require legislative approaches in order to effect broad-based system change. Originality/value - The paper compares Australian and international literature about workplace supports and provides an overview of the issues arising. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom131en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto142en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Workplace Health Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.titleLoss and grief in the workplace: What can we learn from the literature?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationO'Connor, M; Watts, J; Bloomer, M; Larkins, K, Loss and grief in the workplace: What can we learn from the literature?, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2010, 3 (2), pp. 131-142en_US
dc.date.updated2022-03-10T01:15:24Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorBloomer, Melissa J.


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