Salutogent nærvær bygger helsefremmende arbeidsliv
Norwegian community health-care workers risk early retirement. In Norway, initiatives to retain health-care workers are part of a broad strategy to retain older workers in all occupations. The study is explorative, qualitative and explores older workers’ (50 +) perceptions of presence and work-related well-being. Multi-stage focus groups, in-depth interviews, and qualitative content analysis were conducted. In order to promote presence, presence must be regarded as more than the opposite of absence. Salutogenic presence has four characteristics: Sense of usefulness; Relational quality: wanting the best for each other; Mastery; Zest for Work. Experiencing and exploring qualities of presence in the workplace stimulates salutogenic presence which builds health promoting work-lives for the older workers. The leaders’ role is to facilitate the process and to express the qualities.
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