Partner support

Elizabeth Quinn

This case study looks at how involving and supporting the partner of an injured worker assists the RTW process.

Peter and Carole Johnson had both been working at the same school for over 30 years when Peter suffered a spinal cord injury at home in mid-March 2009. Following unsuccessful surgery to repair the damage, he underwent four months’ rehabilitation at Caulfield Hospital followed by an additional four months’ physiotherapy at home. Twenty months on, Peter is now “back at the chalkface.” According to his wife Carole, one...

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