Psychological Threats to the HCWs in Pharmaceutical Sector

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Identification of OccupationalHazards and Controls amongPharmaceutical Workers inthe United Kingdom (UK)
TABLE OF CONTENTSDISSERTATION CHAPTER- ABSTRACT..................................................................................1Introduction..................................................................................................................................1Research aims & objectives.........................................................................................................1Research design...........................................................................................................................2Data collection.............................................................................................................................2Analysis.......................................................................................................................................2Project progress...........................................................................................................................2Plan for completion......................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
DISSERTATION CHAPTER- ABSTRACTIntroductionThe pharmaceutical industry of UK largely contributes to its economy with more than65,000 workers who are employed directly, along with several other support businesses in thisparticular sector.Occupational hazards are those perils that are usually experienced by theemployees at the workplace and encompasses several number of types. The present study hasprimarily focussed upon the psychological threats to the HCWs in pharmaceutical industrialsector (Owie and Apanga, 2016). HCW staff depicts a significant workforce of pharmaceuticalindustry where they mostly suffer from stress as the most debilitating psychological occupationalhazard. It has been observed due to a poor state of communication with the patients with lowsocioeconomic status and irregular supply of medicines and an unsatisfactory structure of theircareer. Also, their earnings depict inadequate financial wage every month. Considering this, thedelivery of work-related health support for the workers operating in this particular categorypresents several number of challenges.It has been observed due to a demanding nature of the tasks that are usually performed bythe HCW and they ultimately suffer from stress. This involves excessive workload with longhours of working, frequent shifts and huge number of patients to be attended. This results ingenerating both short term and long term psychological issues with a foremost existence of stressleading into job burnout (Occupational health,2001). This leads to physical exhaustion,psychosomatic issues like emotional fatigue and a raised sense of failure. For this purpose, it willreflect a qualitative study based on empirical findings acquired by conducting a focus groupinterview. It is with another foremost objective of determining pertinent methods to control suchrising stress in HCWs in the pharmaceutical industry of UK.Research aims & objectivesThe current dissertation has aimed to identify the occupational hazards and controls amongthe pharmaceutical workers in UK with a special context of health care workers (HCWs).It iswith support of certain well defined objectives that are as stated below-To identify the psychological occupational hazards that exists in the pharmaceuticalindustry of UK.To assess the reason behind stress in the health care workers (HCWs) allied with thepharmaceutical sector of UK.1
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