The Role Of Health-Care Providers In The Workers' Compensation System And Return-To-Work Process (Agnieszka Kosny)

0.5 Hour (VRA) | taught by Work Wellness Institute

Course description

International research has generated strong evidence that health care providers (HCPs) have an important role in the return to work (RTW) process. However, pressures on consultation time, administrative challenges and limited knowledge about a patient's workplace can thwart active engagement. During this talk I will present research findings from a large qualitative study with HCPs in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. I will discuss their experiences seeing workers' compensation patients, barriers to active involvement in the RTW process, and strategies to facilitate engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • What HCPs in Canada are told about their role in RTW and in workers' compensation
  • How HCPs manage complex and invisible injuries in the context of workers' compensation
  • The challenges that HCPs face in the RTW process

 Dr. Agnieszka Kosny
Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto
Dr. Agnieszka Kosny is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. She holds a PhD in public health from the University of Toronto and has over 15 years of experience in using qualitative research methods to explore occupational health and safety and workers' compensation issues. She recently completed a two-year term as a research fellow at Monash University in Australia.

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