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From long-term pain to workplace gain — self-management strategies for success at work

Lauren Finestone

Long-term pain conditions are common for many working adults and can have a big impact on job performance and quality of life. But there are ways employers and workers can work together to manage this pain and discomfort in the workplace.

The law requires employers to prevent workplace injuries and promote the health and well-being of workers.  One way to do this is to implement ‘psycho-educational’ strategies — approaches that combine psychological knowledge with education — from self-management programs that help people learn how to cope with pain.  The goal is to give people information and skills to better understand and manage their physica...

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Published 15 April, 2023