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ARTICLES

Psychosocial pitfalls of "ordinary" injuries
Gabrielle Lis | We eavesdrop on a conversation (ok, polite but passionate debate) between RTW professionals with differing views on the influence of psyschosocial issues on recovery from non-catastrophic injury.
Trust me, I'm like a smart person
Dr Mary Wyatt | Authority builds trust, a powerful persuasive tool. In our fifth article on persuasion and Donald Trump we ask what can we learn from boasts about wealth and intelligence.
Where are the mental health nuts and bolts?
RTWMatters team | Mental health capabilities, culture, policies and procedures are lacking compared to leadership and workplace connectedness, according to Superfriend.
Self management strategies: Coaching the coaches
Friyana Bhabha | Many self care coaches have no formal training. Does coaching the coaches improve performance?
 

Industry News

Doctors urged to ask, "What matters to you?"
Published on February 12, 2018 | The American Medical Association is urging doctors to ask their patients, "What matters to you?" instead of focusing on "What's the matter?". The tactic is particularly effective for patients with chronic conditions.
Mathematical model to predict compensable injury
Published on February 12, 2018 | A mathematical model of all human muscles and bones may soon be available to help physical therapists and clinicians predict compensable injuries and help patients avoid them. According to the researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College who are developing the "highly abstract" resource, it may be of most use in predicting secondary injuries.
Workplace communication key to wellbeing
Published on February 12, 2018 | Health and happiness at work depends on good communication, according to CEO insights in the linked article from Raconteur.net. For example: "Lawrence Jones, chief executive of Manchester-based cloud computing and hosting company UKFast, has put employee wellbeing at the heart of his businesses.
Miner on modified duties bullied, trapped during mental breakdown
Published on February 12, 2018 | For FIFO worker Barry Haack a wrist injury eventually became a mental breakdown, after colleagues dubbed him "The Milky Bar Kid" because they believed he was milking his injury while working modifed duties.
Three months of work stress could be deadly
Published on January 29, 2018 | We know that work-related stress can give some people high blood pressure. Scientists are now beginning to understand how work stress can rewire the brain in ways that also impacts the body.  According to science writer Liam Mannix, "Chronic stress may be able to rewire our brains, keeping our blood pressure high all the time, even after we relax.