Lab care techs’ stress studied
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2008:
CARDIFF–Lab animal care technicians feel job stresses
similar to those of shelter workers, Cardiff University animal
facilities director Keith Davies recently told fellow members of the
United Kingdom Institute of Animal Technology.
Davies interviewed six focus groups of lab techs in 2007,
including a total of 31 techs, to gather perspectives and data,
wrote Andy Coghlan in the March 2008 edition of New Scientist.
Previous studies have been done of the psychology of
researchers, but Davies’ study may have been the first to examine
issues such as sorrow and guilt among lab animal care workers.