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Empowering workers to stay in their original employment.

Andrea Thompson

Based on the rationale that it is easier to keep a job than to find a new one, the new focus of vocational rehabilitation for workers with chronic conditions is empowering the worker to stay in their original position.

Take Home Messages: There is evidence that vocational rehabilitation interventions which pay attention to training, work accommodations and feelings of self-confidence in dealing with work-related problems are effective. Why the research matters: Helping people stay at work is more effective than helping them return to work.  What the research involved: This review summarised information from research that evaluated pr...

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