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What is work-focused healthcare?

Dr Mary Wyatt

Physiotherapists, rehabilitation professionals and other health practitioners treating people with work-related health problems (i.e. health problems that impact workability or are caused by work) will see better results with work-focused healthcare.

Good work is good for health. A work-focused approach to healthcare recognises this reality. Healthcare that involves consistent, supportive conversations about work, as well as the development of therapeutic goals aimed at fostering safe and healthy work participation, can be described as work-focused. Why focus on work? Work-focused healthcare is important because work impacts health and health impacts work. Consider a person with a musculos...

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