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A caring doctor is an important predictor of the success of return to work programs

Joy Hewitt

Return to work programs are more likely to have positive outcomes if participants have a stable relationship with a doctor who is attentive and empathetic, and provide good information about health and social options.

Take Home Messages A stable relationship with a supportive doctor significantly increased the likelihood that participant's returned to full- or part-time work in an eight week vocational rehabilitation program. Why the research matters: Multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs are expensive and time consuming. Maximising their effectiveness is important. What the research involved: Rasmussen and Andersen, clinicians ...

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