CONTENTS

RTW overview
Information for employees
Return to work information
Getting the best health care
Fitness
Information for treaters
Information for employers

RTW OVERVIEW

On Giving Advice to People Who Are Coping with Disability / Impairment at Home or Work (US – Webility)
Advice on giving advice to an ill or injured person written by Dr Jennifer Christian. Covers 'getting back in the saddle', 'activity prescriptions' among other things.

Fact Sheets (Canada - Institute for Work & Health)
Factors that influence return to work. Summarizes facts from several papers and gives overview of the major issues involved in return to work

Returning to work. - The CentriX Method
A Canadian disability management and rehabilitation service company suggests an approach to understanding work related disability based on a worker's attitudes and beliefs about illness, injury and disability.

“You cannot solve the same problem with the same thinking that created It.” – Albert Einstein

First understand the thinking. The article then provides information on the 'Six Principles of Ethical Influence'

WORK & HEALTH (UK – Waddell and Burton)
Changing how we think about common health problems in healthcare, the workplace and in society. 'Work is generally good for health and well-being'Executive summary of publication changing how we think about common health problems in healthcare, the workplace and in society. 'Work is generally good for health and well-being'

Facilitators and Barriers to Return to Work: A Literature Review (Australia – ReturntoWorkSA)
Work disability and return-to-work are multi-determined outcomes that cannot be accurately predicted just from knowledge of the medical or physical dimensions of the injury or condition.

Managing sickness absence & return to work in small businesses
(UK – Health & Safety Executive)

A concise guide on how to help those off sick return to work.

Managing sickness absence and return to work (UK)
Developed as part of the UK Better Backs Campaign, contains useful info on managing workers with back problems.

Reducing Disability Days: Healing More Than The Injury (US – Dr Jennifer Christian, webility.md )
A comprehensive article about medically unnecessary disability and the interplay of the non medical features that result in lost productive time. The article describes these features and offers pointers to overcome them.

Are People with Disability at Risk at Work - A Review of the Evidence (Australia – Safety and Compensation Council)
This report shows that workers with a disability are not an increased occupational health and safety risk. Workers with a disability have on average, a lower number of OHS incidents and lower workers’ compensation costs. Contrary to common perceptions by employers that people with disability pose an increased OHS risk, this research shows that the opposite is true.

A Guide for Managing Return to Work
(Canada -Human Rights Commission)

An excellent 3 part guide. Part 1 Key Legal Principles. Part 2 Step-by-step Guidelines for Managing the Return to Work and Part 3 Case Studies contain universally useful information and handy tips for managing return to work.

Overview of the American guideline for the prevention of work disability (US – Dr Jennifer Christian)
By Lead Author Dr Jennifer Christian. The document addresses: The ill or injured individual’s personal adjustment (coping) process. The medical care process. The benefits administration process. The reasonable accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Concepts of Rehabilitation for the Management of Common Health Problems (UK – Waddell & Burton)
'The stereotype of disability is a severe medical condition with objective evidence of disease and permanent physical or mental impairment.... In fact, most sickness absence and long-term incapacity for work and premature retirement on medical grounds are now caused by less severe conditions.' This report by Gordon Waddell and A Kim Burton for the Department for Work and Pensions, UK reviews the evidence and offers conclusion on the best rehabilitation approaches.


INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

 

Return to work information

Getting the best health care

Fitness

INFORMATION FOR TREATERS

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

CONTENTS

RTW overview
Information for employees
Return to work information
Getting the best health care
Fitness
Information for treaters
Information for employers

RTW OVERVIEW

On Giving Advice to People Who Are Coping with Disability / Impairment at Home or Work (US – Webility)
Advice on giving advice to an ill or injured person written by Dr Jennifer Christian. Covers 'getting back in the saddle', 'activity prescriptions' among other things.

Fact Sheets (Canada - Institute for Work & Health)
Factors that influence return to work. Summarizes facts from several papers and gives overview of the major issues involved in return to work

Returning to work. - The CentriX Method
A Canadian disability management and rehabilitation service company suggests an approach to understanding work related disability based on a worker's attitudes and beliefs about illness, injury and disability.

“You cannot solve the same problem with the same thinking that created It.” – Albert Einstein

First understand the thinking. The article then provides information on the 'Six Principles of Ethical Influence'

WORK & HEALTH (UK – Waddell and Burton)
Changing how we think about common health problems in healthcare, the workplace and in society. 'Work is generally good for health and well-being'Executive summary of publication changing how we think about common health problems in healthcare, the workplace and in society. 'Work is generally good for health and well-being'

Facilitators and Barriers to Return to Work: A Literature Review (Australia – ReturntoWorkSA)
Work disability and return-to-work are multi-determined outcomes that cannot be accurately predicted just from knowledge of the medical or physical dimensions of the injury or condition.

Managing sickness absence & return to work in small businesses
(UK – Health & Safety Executive)

A concise guide on how to help those off sick return to work.

Managing sickness absence and return to work (UK)
Developed as part of the UK Better Backs Campaign, contains useful info on managing workers with back problems.

Reducing Disability Days: Healing More Than The Injury (US – Dr Jennifer Christian, webility.md )
A comprehensive article about medically unnecessary disability and the interplay of the non medical features that result in lost productive time. The article describes these features and offers pointers to overcome them.

Are People with Disability at Risk at Work - A Review of the Evidence (Australia – Safety and Compensation Council)
This report shows that workers with a disability are not an increased occupational health and safety risk. Workers with a disability have on average, a lower number of OHS incidents and lower workers’ compensation costs. Contrary to common perceptions by employers that people with disability pose an increased OHS risk, this research shows that the opposite is true.

A Guide for Managing Return to Work
(Canada -Human Rights Commission)

An excellent 3 part guide. Part 1 Key Legal Principles. Part 2 Step-by-step Guidelines for Managing the Return to Work and Part 3 Case Studies contain universally useful information and handy tips for managing return to work.

Overview of the American guideline for the prevention of work disability (US – Dr Jennifer Christian)
By Lead Author Dr Jennifer Christian. The document addresses: The ill or injured individual’s personal adjustment (coping) process. The medical care process. The benefits administration process. The reasonable accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Concepts of Rehabilitation for the Management of Common Health Problems (UK – Waddell & Burton)
'The stereotype of disability is a severe medical condition with objective evidence of disease and permanent physical or mental impairment.... In fact, most sickness absence and long-term incapacity for work and premature retirement on medical grounds are now caused by less severe conditions.' This report by Gordon Waddell and A Kim Burton for the Department for Work and Pensions, UK reviews the evidence and offers conclusion on the best rehabilitation approaches.


INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

 

Return to work information

Getting the best health care

Fitness

INFORMATION FOR TREATERS

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

 

CONTENTS

Consequences of being off work
Activity and fitness
Physical health conditions
Back
Neck
General Musculoskeletal
Arm
Leg
Pain
Acute (short term) pain
Chronic (long term) pain

CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OFF WORK

ACTIVITY AND FITNESS

PHYSICAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

 

Back

 

Neck

 

General Musculoskeletal

 

Arm

 

Leg

 

PAIN

 

Acute (short term) pain

 

Chronic (long term) pain

Chronic pain (Australia - NPS Medicinewise)
An article that features definitions of chronic pain, discusses the role of opioids - the evidence, implications of tolerance, risks involved and possible complications. 

The Pain Disability Prevention Program (Canadian – PDP Program)
A program administered by Psychologists aimed at disability prevention in people who suffers persistent pain due to injury or illness. The program targets psychosocial risk factors for pain and disability and poses activity as a key to rehabilitation success.

Interventional Pain Management (New Zealand – Accident Compensation Corporation)
Evidence based recommendations on a wide range of procedures to help practitioners and patients make informed decisions about managing persistent pain.

Pain Educational Documents (Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)
A resource produced for specialist pain doctors in training

Using opioids in general practice for chronic non-cancer pain (Australia - The Medical Journal of Australia)
An overview of the evidence available on frameworks for considering opioid prescription and ongoing use. 

Patient resources and fact sheets (Australia - Pain Australia)
A handy list of fact sheets, links to other online resources and videos to help patients understand and manage their pain. 

Chronic pain: A self help guide (UK - Mood Juice)
Information on understanding and managing pain for patients, includes goal setting and relaxation techniques.

 

CONTENTS

Beliefs and attitudes
Motivation
Communication
Psychological health conditions
General
Anxiety
Depression
Workplace stress
Overview
Prevention
Management

BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES

MOTIVATION

COMMUNICATION

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

 

General

 

Anxiety

 

Depression

WORKPLACE STRESS

 

Overview

 

Prevention

 

Management

 

CONTENTS

Workers compensation policy
International systems
Workers compensation history
Health professional policy issues

WORKERS COMPENSATION POLICY

INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS

WORKERS COMPENSATION HISTORY

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