Health Promotion Initiatives for Reintegrating Employees with Depression Disorder Into the Workplace (Published)
This paper focuses on health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace. The paper see depression disorder as a mood disorder that is usually characterized by sadness, fatigue, loss of interest in most activities, and lack of energy in doing work. It discusses the causes and its impacts on the health of employee. Health promotion in this context is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and wellbeing of people at work. The paper notes that the essence of these health promotion initiatives is to create a workplace that provides workers with a mentally healthy and supportive environment while returning to work. Such initiatives discussed in this paper are supportive work health education, health screening, quality circle, holistic approach, communication, incentive, special and multi-modular methodology initiatives. Thereafter, the paper concludes that health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace is important for the employees, the families, employers and the society in general so that such employee may not be a nuisance to the world in general. It is recommended among other things that health promotion in the workplace should be a top priority of the government and employers since one’s health determines his or her ability to work effectively in any organization.
ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS AND JOB PLACEMENT OF THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN ORGANIZATIONS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA. (Published)
This work focused on “Environmental Barriers and Job Placement of the Physically Challenged in Work Organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria”. The purpose was to investigate the extent to which the physical environment of work organizations posses as a challenged for the inclusion to the physically challenged in work organizations six selected organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria. The pilot survey, simple random sampling techniques, questionnaires were employed to select respondents. Primary and secondary data were used in the collection of data. Five research questions were raised. In analyzing data that addressed the research questions the descriptive method of analysis was used. The findings of the study includes: lack of policies and practices; Negative public perception; barriers of physical environment; discrimination; lack of records and on the job challenge. Based on these findings the study recommends among others that there should be domestic policies backed by appropriate legislation which will favour employment of the physically challenged; elaborate elimination of physical environmental barriers to enhance access to employment; promotion and sensitization of advocacy groups to enhance the protection of the rights and privileges of the physically challenged.