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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

Work and shoulder problems

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

The connection between work and shoulder problems

Laying down the law

contributorStefanie Garber

Several legal options exist for victims of bullying, each with different outcomes. How effective...

Everyone plays a role in workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

Bullying is more than individual conflict. Factors like policies, leadership and workplace...

Fighting back: dealing with workplace bullies

contributorStefanie Garber

Taking a long-term preventative approach to bullying is cheaper and more effective than reacting...

An introduction to workplace bullying

contributorStefanie Garber

What is workplace bullying? How common is bullying? What forms does bullying take? How does...

Cartilage tears

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Knee cartilage tears explained

Chondromalacia - now what is that?

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Information on knee cartilage disorders, their treatments and a case study.

Injustice in return to work: part 2

contributorStefanie Garber

A sense of unfairness may lead to worse health outcomes for injured workers.

Injustice in return to work: part 1

contributorStefanie Garber

Workers' compensation systems can leave clients feeling betrayed. This sense of unfairness may...

Team Building...literally - Part 2

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Team Building...literally - Part 1

contributorLori Boys

If an organisation has a workers' compensation function that needs to be managed in-house, how...

Webinar Recording: RTW - Human Resources says you get the results you deserve

contributorNeil Thompson

Neil Thompson, a Human Resources manager with decades of experience in workers compensation,...

Are you a Manager, a Leader or both?

contributorLori Boys

We should no longer manage, we should lead...how many times have you heard that?

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