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Occupational health in mental health services : a qualitative study. / Oates, Jennifer; Hassan, Rasiha.

In: International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 13, No. 1, 10.12.2019, p. 32-44.

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Oates, J & Hassan, R 2019, 'Occupational health in mental health services: a qualitative study', International Journal of Workplace Health Management, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-02-2019-0021

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Oates, J., & Hassan, R. (2019). Occupational health in mental health services: a qualitative study. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 13(1), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-02-2019-0021

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Oates J, Hassan R. Occupational health in mental health services: a qualitative study. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2019 Dec 10;13(1):32-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-02-2019-0021

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Oates, Jennifer ; Hassan, Rasiha. / Occupational health in mental health services : a qualitative study. In: International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2019 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 32-44.

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