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Psychological claims: Part 3

contributorRobert Aurbach

The history is not just a formality

Psychological claims: Part 2

contributorRobert Aurbach

Finding a model that makes sense of it all

Psychological claims: Part 1

contributorRobert Aurbach

Are you standing in your own way?

Influence: Steps to instantly connect with the claimant

contributorCarolyn Mounce

Building immediate rapport in return to work can turn adversary into ally.

The art of influence in return to work

contributorCarolyn Mounce

Are the latest sales and marketing techniques an untapped resource in return to work?

What is the difference between cancer and whiplash?

contributorDavid Butler

“When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured” -...

Webinar Recording: Participatory Ergonomics & Manual Handling

contributorEmma Morgan & Rachel Doody

This presentation will discuss how “Participatory Ergonomic” principles can be considered and ...

Webinar Recording: Getting stuck on modified duties - a case discussion

contributorDeborah Howard

Deborah Howard, a US return to work manager, faces many of the same issues Australian employers...

Examining supervisor competencies and return to work

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Competencies supervisors need to affect positive RTW outcomes for workers suffering...

Tension before and after an injury

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

A cost analysis of workplace culture and its impact on return to work

eLearning: Musculoskeletal troubles

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Understanding the difficulties everyone faces with musculoskeletal problems can help you help...

Webinar recording: Telephonic support to facilitate return to work: what works, how, and when?

contributorNick Kendall

A research review of telephone use for case management was released in the UK this year. Learn...

Using telephonic case management for assessment and triage

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Telephonic methods can be used to assess the clinical and work participation needs of people...

Most Victorian GPs not recommending RTW: study

contributorRTWMatters team

A study shows that Victorian GPs are unlikely to recommend alternate duties for injured workers.

Reducing disputes is child's play

contributorRobert Aurbach

Remember when you were a child? A sibling or playmate did some harm to you. What did you do? A...

Webinar Recording: Spinal pain and work - Professor Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

contributorProfessor Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

Back pain and neck pain are common. What do we know about their natural history, work...

The need for a paradigm shift in rehabilitation

contributorPam Garton

Guest writer Pam Garton, Occupational Therapist, Abilita Services, has 27 years of experience in...

Broken people from broken systems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

For many injured workers, the greatest challenge is not the extent of their injuries but the...

Case study: everyone has a role to play

contributorStefanie Garber

Employers and supervisors are key components of the return to work process. Without their...

Case Study: Let the client help you help them

contributorStefanie Garber

Each client comes with their own unique history, personality and circumstances.

Case study: Flexible approaches can kickstart cases

contributorStefanie Garber

Despite the best efforts of the return to work manager, some cases seem to make little progress....

Case study: Catch more flies with honey than vinegar

contributorStefanie Garber

How can Return to Work professionals prevent suspicion and mistrust from derailing a claim?

Turning a dead-end into a new start

contributorStefanie Garber

An individualised, flexible re-training program aimed at giving people confidence may be key to...

When disaster strikes

contributorStefanie Garber

The support offered to a worker with catastrophic injuries can be vital to the person's...

Apologies go a long way in work injury

contributorStefanie Garber

Offering injured workers an apology is likely to decrease long-term claims and improve outcomes...

A new approach to workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

We speak to Dr Doron Samuell, an expert on workplace bullying, about office disputes, gender and...

Recorded webinar: Bullying, interpersonal conflict and psychological injuries - Dr Doron Samuell

contributorDr Doron Samuell

Whilst psychological injury claims are less common that physical workplace injuries, they...

Bullied by bullying claims

contributorStefanie Garber

A rise in frivolous or even malicious bullying claims may undermine the plight of true victims.

Who gets bullied by whom?

contributorStefanie Garber

An insight into common personality traits shared by victims of bullying, as well as...

Follow the leader

contributorStefanie Garber

Regulatory bodies set the standard for other organisations in their industry. In relation to...

6 steps to a bully-free workplace

contributorStefanie Garber

Workplace bullying can seem difficult to tackle. A sensitive approach to bullying claims...

Gender wars

contributorStefanie Garber

Women are more likely to be bullied in the workplace than men. Yet most female bullies target...

Guidelines on shoulder rotator cuff problems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Flow charts detailing shoulder pain treatment

Work and osteoarthritis of the knee

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

A research based look at the evidence on work contribution to knee osteoarthritis

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