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Poor staff morale is a pressing problem in UK mental health services, especially for acute in-patient wards, community mental health teams and social workers. Instead of interpreting low morale using a demand-control-support model, it is suggested here that simply being honest about what should be expected of staff and stopping constant criticism and reorganisation might be more fruitful.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.111.104752

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

09/2012

Volume

201

Pages

178 - 179

Keywords

Female, Health Personnel, Humans, Male, Mental Health Services, Morale