Development of a workplace wellness promotion pilot framework : a case study of the Blue Care Staff Wellness Program

Machen, Roxanne, Cuddihy, Thomas F., Reaburn, Peter, & Higgins, Helen C. (2010) Development of a workplace wellness promotion pilot framework : a case study of the Blue Care Staff Wellness Program. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 1(2), pp. 13-20.

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Abstract

Workplace wellness initiatives are currently unreflective of the multidimensional and holistic nature of the wellness construct. There exists an opportunity for promoters of health to move toward models of workplace wellness promotion that more fully appreciate the interconnected nature of health dimensions and promote them even-handedly. The Blue Care Staff Wellness Program framework was developed in response to a recognised need for consistent and wellness-focused constructs for workplace wellness promotion and dissemination. The framework promotes and supports the individual and organisational wellness of the Blue Care employee population by providing a comprehensive and sustainable employee wellness program. This has been achieved by the adoption of consistent wellness principles to guide the framework conception and theory based development. The use of the framework in a pilot program will provide insight into the frameworks effectiveness in promoting a comprehensive workplace wellness program, and go further to establish the relationship between wellness and productivity in the workplace.

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ID Code: 41315
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Workplace Wellness, Health Care, Wellness Promotion
ISSN: 1837-7130 (online) 1837-7122(print)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2011 07:18
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 06:22

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