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The research and analysis behind our new training package for supervisors
Dr Mary Wyatt | Dr Wyatt describes the six years of research, reflection and experimentation that have gone into RTWMatters' new hybrid training package for supervisors.... read more >>
Train for success
SuperDoc | Workers expect more from supervisors than supervisors are prepared to give - but training can build a RTW bridge!... read more >>
6 simple apathy busters
Gabrielle Lis | Supervisors apathetic about RTW? You gotta bust that apathy ASAP! ... read more >>
Supervisors who react with support can help injured workers return to the job
Institute for Work and Health | Study examining return to work and social support finds importance of supervisors’ first reaction to injury... read more >>
 

Industry News

Will digitising medical care make things more efficient, or destroy helpful human bonds?
Published on November 19, 2018 | In the New Yorker, surgeon and public health researcher  Atul Gawande takes a deep dive into the ongoing digitisation of healthcare, concluding that: "We ultimately need systems that make the right care simpler for both patients and professionals, not more complicated.... read more >>
An ex-private investigator asks: Is the surveillance of claimants a good idea?
Published on November 19, 2018 | Jessicah Mendes is an ABC journalist and private investigator who spent a year working for the insurance industry,  mostly on cases involving people with income protection or disability claims relating to a mental health condition.... read more >>
Ok, opioids are a problem. But how do we get people off problem medication?
Published on November 15, 2018 | Like a rock rolling down a hill, once a person starts taking a prescription medication it can be hard to halt their progress - even if that medication is harmful or unhelpful. Medical researchers Michael A.... read more >>
Emotional pain behind opioid misuse
Published on November 09, 2018 | "Australians are increasingly using prescription or over-the-counter painkillers to ease emotional, rather than physical, pain," writes criminologist Kev Dertadian on The Conversation.  "Our cultural understanding of pain is changing, and as a result it’s becoming more difficult to distinguish intoxication from relief.... read more >>
The mental health costs of no paid sick leave
Published on November 06, 2018 | American workers who don't have access to paid sick leave "are more likely to worry about paying their monthly bills, achieving their long-term retirement goals or being prepared for an illness or accident," according to a new study from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University.... read more >>