Presenteeism among healthcare sector specialists

Authors: W╚ęzyk, A. and Czarnecka, K.

Pages: 180-201

ISBN: 9781466696587

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9658-7.ch008


This chapter focuses on the phenomenon of presenteeism (i.e. being at work despite having health problems) among healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses and caregivers. We present a review of studies regarding prevalence of presenteeism as well as determinants of attending work while ill in healthcare sector. We also describe some preliminary result of a research project on presenteeism in Polish employees. Finally we discuss ethical concerns that are inevitable in case of healthcare workers, who come to work despite being ill.

Source: Scopus