The Mental Health of Business Travelers Today: Stress, Substances, and Society
Sun. August 12| 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Meeting Room 5B Upper Level
Business travel in 2018 is more stressful than ever before. Travelers are coping with existing mental illness (with/without medications), chronic fatigue, dietary changes, time changes and many other factors that were not previously present in business travel. Additionally, workers are exposed to the ever-changing and demanding world of e-commerce, where there is no start or finish to the work day. To compete, the lines between business and personal time have become blurred for the business traveler. This lack of boundaries has a severe impact on stress and the subsequent preservation of mental health. Recent published reports in the JOEM indicate that there is a direct relationship between traveling and mental illness. As such, it's important for organizations to provide programs that help employees manage stress and maintain their health while traveling for work.
Type: Education Session
Track: Risk/Duty of Care