Impact of occupational hazards on Minia psychiatric hospital members and their families
Sohaila Emad Fadl Abd-Elaziz, Hani Hamed Dosouky and Mervat Abd Elkader Ahmed
Background: Health workers in psychiatric hospitals often are exposed to poor and unfriendly working environments, with multiple work-related adverse health conditions, risks, and hazards associated with workplace physical, emotional, and psychological illnesses. The study aimed to assess the impact of occupational hazards on Minia psychiatric hospital members and their families. A descriptive research design was applied at Minia Psychiatric Hospital in Minia City, Minia Governorate, Egypt. A convenient sample of healthcare members was included (Physicians (n=30), Nursing Staff (n=50), Employees (n=13), hospital workers (n=7), and their families total no= 100) during the work time of data collection. Two tools were used to collect data: part I: Personal characteristics, part II: medical and mental history, Part III: the level of occupational hazards on the healthcare team and their families and Tool II: Impact of occupational hazards among the health care members and their families.
Results: more than three-quarters of the hospital members had low physical occupational hazards, and more than one-quarter had low psychological occupational hazards. Also, nearly one-quarter had moderate physical occupational hazards, more than one-third had moderate psychological risks, and more than one-third had high psychological risks.
Conclusion: Occupational Hazards has impacted on one-third of the studied sample had high home occupational hazards as lack of social support and self from others, followed by more than one-fifth had high physical hazards as feel constant fatigue and tiredness, sleep disorders, poor concentration, poor memory, poor appetite, and the minority had a high mental effect as stress all the time due to occupational hazards.
Recommendations: Establish a continuous training program for hospital workers on ways to protect themselves from the dangers of the negative professional influences of the hospital and emphasis the implementation and application of regulations for the protection of mental health hospital workers, including occupational safety and healthy.
Sohaila Emad Fadl Abd-Elaziz, Hani Hamed Dosouky, Mervat Abd Elkader Ahmed. Impact of occupational hazards on Minia psychiatric hospital members and their families. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2023;5(2):50-56. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2023.v5.i2a.147