The Stress Report Germany 2012 shows that high mental demands are placed on German employees. At the same time, however, some occupational groups are also subject to considerable physical demands. These include employees in care professions in hospitals, care homes and outpatient care - an occupation group that is becoming increasingly important due to demographic change. Data from the BIBB/BAuA 2012 Employment Survey is used to consider work-related physical, temporal and mental demands, as well as care workers' resources, stress levels and health complaints, and each of these aspects is compared with the average values for other employed persons.
Care work - working at the limit? Working conditions in the care sector. BIBB/BAuA-Factsheet 10
1. edition. Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2014. pages 2, PDF file