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Ciencia & trabajo

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HERMOSILLA-AVILA, Alicia; PARAVIC-KLIJN, Tatiana  and  VALENZUELA-SUAZO, Sandra. Ageing workforce: What do to this trend?. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.54, pp.166-170. ISSN 0718-2449.

Objective: To know the various implications of aging on the active labor force, its consequences and possible strategies to this trend from the point of view of health and nursing work. Method: Narrative review made by consulting various databases and texts related to the topic. Development: In the study are exposed different approaches the aging of working people, given its human development as a multidimensional phenomenon that involves a series of consequences that directly affect the actual job performance. Thus, are analyzed the challenges framed in health needs convened by the many problems of the aged adult worker and a number of strategies projected with this trend. Conclusions: The aging of the workforce and socially productive years of life are influenced by several factors, where the health condition defines the quality and extension of the period of active work, so the nursing role is predominant in the health protection and prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, through its leading role in promoting in various entities, promoting intersectoral involvement with the family, the community, companies and entities related to the worker, with the aim of promoting guidelines and opportunities for an active and healthy aging.

Keywords : Aging; Workers; Occupational health; Occupational nursing.

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