Journal of Research in Nursing 2018, Vol. 23(4) 373–374 ! The Author(s) 2018 Review: The clinical Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav effectiveness of a cognitive DOI: 10.1177/1744987117746275 journals.sagepub.com/home/jrn behavioural therapy intervention in a work setting: a 5-year retrospective analysis of outcomes Julia Hennessy President, Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, New Zealand This 5-year retrospective study (the reviewed study) provides an alternative approach to combatting stress, assisting with stress and the impact this has on and within the working environment. The study ﬁrst examines the impact, including the economic impact, of long- term mental illness in the context of anxiety and depression within the work environment and how barriers to accessing healthcare for less severe psychological illnesses impede a planned and timely return to work. Another aspect identiﬁed was the complexity of separating out the work-related illness from the home-related factors. A proactive approach was then taken by the City of Cardiﬀ Council as a result of their employees not being able to access the local health services. This resulted in the development of a partnership with the Cardiﬀ and Vale University Health Board and utilised mental health nurses trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Protocols were established, with the majority
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Published: Jun 1, 2018
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