The feel-good factor — why your thoughts and emotions matter to recovery

Lauren Finestone

Injured workers will benefit from the message that their thoughts and emotions can affect how well they recover from injury or illness.

We know from so much research that psychosocial factors act as barriers to return to work. That's why it's so important that work injury stakeholders improve the way they identify and manage the psychosocial risk factors for prolonged work disability. For doctors and allied healthcare providers, this means recognising that the health and recovery of injured workers is influenced by psychological factors — their thoughts and emotions can af...

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