Articles by ‘RTWMatters team’
Neck X-rays show that changes to the cervical spine are common, and become more common and more pronounced with age. Like wrinkles or grey hair, however, normal spinal aging hasn't been tied to...
Multi-component vocational rehabilitation programs that intervene early and improve coordination between workers, family members, employers and health care service providers yield better outcomes...
More Australian research supports the link between mental health struggles amongst workers' compensation claimants and perceptions that the system is unfair - and suggests that unfairness around...
Nine takeaways from US research comparing the perspectives of claims leaders to those on the front line.
Danish researchers conclude that ergonomics training can cause confusion and stress, while supportive supervisors make it easier for workers to stay at work with a sore back.
Before your organisation invests in supervisor training, ask whether the organisational culture reinforces or contradicts the lessons you think supervisors need to learn.
Training makes managers more confident in their communication skills and more likely to get in touch with workers who have a psychological injury, but no more knowledgeable about mental ill-health.
Patients feel less acute, post-surgical pain when they take part in a psychological intervention (e.g. CBT).
Honesty, respect for privacy, job knowledge and tough love all make the list of supervisor skills that promote return to work, as rated by rehabilitation professionals. What tops it?
The main question addressed by the review was: What are the interactions between injured workers, healthcare providers and insurance personnel in workers compensation systems.