Evidence-based messages about self-management

Lauren Finestone

Messages that empower people to self-manage their injuries contribute to better RTW and recovery outcomes.

When healthcare providers empower patients to self-manage their injuries, those people have less time off work and a reduced chance of long-term disability. This article covers some things healthcare providers can say to injured workers to help them understand the ‘what and how’ of active self-management. People who work with injured workers but who are not doctors obviously shouldn’t be giving medical or other advice to worke...

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Published 02 April, 2024 | Updated 02 April, 2024