I Is working getting more stressful?
II What is stress?
III Can stress affect our health?
IV Overcoming stress
-- by Christiane Fontaine, health promotion consultant, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse, [email protected]
This week, were are delighted to present a feature article on work stress. This is a translation of a an article by Christiane Fontaine, editor of our affiliated e-bulletin, Le Bloc-Notes (http://www.opc.on.ca/fls/leblocnote.htm), and it was originally published in July 2002 as "Travailleur serait-il de plus en plus stressant?" We look forward to more such exchanges between Le Bloc-Notes and OHPE.
We think that the topic of work stress is very appropriate for health promotion practitioners. Both in the front-lines and as knowledge workers, we are confronted with stressful situations, co-workers and clients under stress, and organizations struggling to meet competing demands. As employers and employees, advisors and practitioners, we need to be as informed and prepared as possible to respond to stress constructively.
If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).