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Åborg, Carl
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Management for Sustainable Staffing in the Swedish Home Care Sector
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-284575 (URN)
Conference
Oral presentation at the 10th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, Dubrovnik, Croatia. June 2015.
Available from: 2016-04-18 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2016-04-18
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of social capital on employers' use of occupational health services: a qualitative study
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2015 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 15, article id 1083Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Occupational health services may have a strategic role in the prevention of sickness absence, as well as in rehabilitation and return to work after sick leave, because of their medical expertise in combination with a close connection to workplaces. The purpose of this study was to explore how employers and occupational health service providers describe their business relations and the use of occupational health services in rehabilitation in relation to the organization of such services. The study uses a theoretical framework based on social capital to analyse the findings. Methods: Interviews and focus groups with managers with Swedish public employers (n = 60), and interviews with occupational health services professionals (n = 25). Results: Employers emphasized trustful relationships, local workplace knowledge, long-term contracts and dialogue about services for good relationships with occupational health providers. Occupational health providers strove to be strategic partners to employers, promoting preventive work, which was more easily achieved in situations where the services were organized in-house. Employers with outsourced occupational health services expressed less trust in their providers than employers with internal occupational health provision. Conclusions: Social capital emerges as central to understanding the conditions for cooperation and collective action in the use of occupational health services, with reference to structural (e.g. contracts), relational (e.g. trust) as well as cognitive (e.g. shared vision) dimensions. The study suggests that attention to the quality of relationships is imperative for developing purposeful occupational health service delivery in rehabilitation and return to work.

Keywords
Occupational health, Sick leave, Return to work, Prevention, Organizational policy, Sweden
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267199 (URN)10.1186/s12889-015-2416-8 (DOI)000363386100004 ()26498701 (PubMedID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090315
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2015-11-19 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att skapa förutsättningar för hållbar hemtjänst
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala universitet, Uppsala: , 2014
Series
AFA-rapport
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247652 (URN)
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Uppsala universitet, Uppsala

Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2015-03-23
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Företagshälsovårdens arbete med hälsoundersökningar
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm: , 2014
Series
AFA-rapport
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247650 (URN)
Note

Karolinska institutet, Stockholm

Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2015-03-23
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Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tidig arbetslivsinriktad rehabilitering inom kommuner och landsting - företagshälsovårdens metoder och arbetssätt
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karolinska institutet, Stockholm: , 2014
Series
AFA-rapport
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247649 (URN)