Problematic or practical ? Professional body occupational health guidelines.
This paper focuses upon conflict between professional and managerial values in an occupational health setting.
Findings are presented which suggest that the guidelines issued by UK occupational health professional bodies (describing the duties and responsibilities of occupational health professionals), have been perceived by professionals as being impractical because they tend to focus on the theoretical role of the professional at the expense of the reality of the experienced role.
The paper concludes that the problem does not actually lie with the guidelines, but with the perception of the guidelines.
It is suggested that this problem can be addressed by empowering occupational health professionals to interpret and tailor the guidelines to suit their particular working environment.
In addition, encouraging occupational health professionals to pro-actively market their role, will result in awareness raising amongst the managers for whom they work who often have inappropriate expectations of the occupational health professionals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Médecine travail, Article synthèse, Recommandation, Perception sociale, Médecin, Organisation, Rôle professionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Occupational medicine, Review, Recommendation, Social perception, Physician, Organization, Occupational role
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0414048
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 22/03/2000.