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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Author(s): 
Haq, Z., Iqbal, Z., and Rahman, A.

This multi-method study investigated Lady Health Workers' (LHWs) viewpoints on their job description, the problems they face and the levels of stress they encounter. All LHWs in one rural sub-district in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, were surveyed. Around a quarter of LHWs were found to have significant occupational stress. The authors conclude that improvements in remuneration, administration of supplies and career opportunities would reduce stress and result in better performance among LHWs. In addition, they recommend that communication skills should an essential part of training for LHWs.

Year: 
2008
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