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Meeting the needs of injured workers

Andrea Thompson

Peer support helps put the pieces back together after workplace injury

Take Home Messages: People with work injuries indicate a peer support group can provide emotional, procedural and social support, as well as assist with advocacy.   Why the research matters: Some injured workers take longer than normal sick leave. This is a significant cost to the person and the system, as well as increasing the chance of poorer long term health for the employee. Identifying barriers and ways of over...

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