WEBINAR: Healthy Healthcare

22nd of January 2021
Online webinar

10:00 – 15:00 (CET – Swedish, Danish and Norwegian time)

About this webinar

Healthy Healthcare: Lessons Learned for Occupational Health Specialists and Researchers?

Many EU countries report difficulties in retaining and recruiting health staff with increasing long term predicted shortages.

We believe that generating knowledge from a healthy healthcare perspective considering the workers’ health and wellbeing in relation to quality of care, and organization of healthcare services, has a potential to lead to a more resource-efficient delivery of high-quality healthcare services performed by motivated, healthy and skilled workers.

Therefore, during the webinar we aim to:

  • introduce the concept of Healthy Healthcare and how it relates to occupational health topics;
  • to summarize relevant (applied) research on Healthy Healthcare; and
  • to discuss the practical implications by HR professionals in healthcare,
  • and end with new take-home messages for practitioners to further advance the application of these new insights into practice.

Webinar outline

The webinar will take place online, through Zoom, on Friday 22nd of January at 10:00-15:00 CET.

The preliminary program is to be found below.


The aim of this webinar is to summarize and discuss new insights presented in a recent published Springer Nature Book including multidisciplinary perspectives on Healthy Healthcare (Løvseth & De Lange, 2020), and a recent published special issue in Frontiers of Psychology (De Lange et al., 2020).

Furthermore, we listen to practical examples presented by HR professionals in healthcare and subsequently discuss with participants the scientific as well as practical implications of these new insights. What lessons learned do participants take away from these presentations and publications, and which lessons from practical situations can they also bring to the table during the webinar?

Subject background

Many EU countries report difficulties in retaining and recruiting health staff with increasing long term predicted shortages. To ensure efficiency and retainment of health care workers, it is important that they get to work in supported environments, with staffing levels that promote safe, high quality care. Unfortunately, there is a growing percentage of occupational health-related disorders reported among healthcare staff such as burnout and depression. These developments urge for finding relevant solutions to maintain and retain enough healthcare workers at work.

To resolve these difficult issues faced by healthcare workers we need new paradigms and related concepts. By investigating new integrative perspectives related to occupational health interventions, we may ensure better supportive environments in healthcare. Paying attention to the occupational health of healthcare workers seems to be a crucial factor in this new paradigm as the percentage of healthcare workers that report occupational health-related disorders such as burnout and depression has increased significantly the past few years.

The lecturers are all members of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, www.eaohp.org.

Contact person

Linda Vänskä 3

Cecilia Weckman


Annet de Lange

  • Professor, Dr, Successful aging at work, Open University, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Heerlen, NL

Asta Medisauskaite

  • Dr, Senior Research Fellow, Research Department of Medical Education, UK

Carley Brown

  • Head of Leadership & Organisational Development, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Kevin Teoh

  • Dr, Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Laura Cottey

  • Dr, Research Fellow, Emergency Department, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK

Lise Løvseth

  • Dr, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology / Senior Researcher, St Olavs University Hospital, NO

Marit Christensen

  • PhD, Associate professor, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO

Peter Loozen

  • MA, Senior policy advisor HR, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, NL

Trude Furunes

  • Dr, Professor, University of Stavanger, NO

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