Articles tagged under ‘Consequences of being out of work’
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Work's wellness factor — the challenges of involuntary loss of work
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the emotional toll of involuntary retirement reminds us that being out of work for any reason — if we don't have control over the decision — is bad for our physical and mental health.
What happens to workers when their long duration compensation claims stop?
In a study, one in 4 workers with long-duration workers compensation claims moved onto Centrelink payments after workers’ compensation benefits stopped — or 1 in 2 if their payments stopped because of changes to the law that capped their payments at 5 years. What does this mean for workers and policy makers?
Compensation: does it do more harm than good?
Professor Ian Cameron from the University of Sydney spoke at the 2016 ISCRR Forum on ways that the compensation claims procedures can be changed as well as other possible interventions.
Garnering consensus on the importance of work to health
Occupational Physicians have brought together a broad group to join forces on changing beliefs and attitudes to being in work
Australian Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Work
Occupational Physicians garner stakeholder support to influence policy initiatives and stakeholder management of work and health
Patient advocacy and workers' comp
Workers' comp cases present GPs and other health professionals with opportunities for meaningful patient advocacy. How can these be seized?
Not working is bad for the heart and the head. There's proof.
UK research evidence shows that risk of death for workless people is 20% higher.
Fact sheet: Medical certification in Australia
Sickness certificates can be dangerous. Proceed with caution!
RTW: no yellow brick road
The path to return to work shouldn't have to be long and difficult
Deanne's story part three: unintended outcome
How an employer and employee can do the right thing and yet have a bad experience too
Deanne's story part two: the secretary forced out of work by a common health condition.
In Part Two of this series, RTW Matters interviews Deanne to discover why she feels angry and let down.
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Aussie consensus sought on health and work
Can Professor Dame Carol Black persuade unions, business and medical professionals to agree on the health benefits of good work?
Health and work: Boon or bust?
The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine wants you to reconsider the health / work relationship.
Cosying up to compensation? Chances are, you'll take a hit to your health and your wallet
What's good about work-related injury and illness that costs $57.5 billion p.a..........? Nothing.
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A look at hospital admissions after long-duration workers’ compensation claims
A study finds that people with long duration workers’ compensation claims were more likely than others to need hospital treatment in the year before, and the year after, their payments stopped.
Work injury and deaths of despair
Research from the US confirms a connection between work absences of more than a week and deaths from drug overdose and suicide.