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Motivational interviewing and RTW

Gabrielle Lis

Motivational interviewing is very beneficial, according to injured workers who need practical help or more information about navigating workers' compensation systems. However, workers who are doing ok on their own don't benefit.

Key messages from research Motivational interviewing is a gentle, non-prescriptive approach that aims to build rapport and encourage clients to make positive change in line with their own values and expertise. Sick-listed workers who lack clear information about the RTW process and their own rights and responsibilities say that motivational interviewing is very useful. Workers who need help tweaking their RTW plan can also get a lot out of m...

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