Engaging Health Care Providers in Return to Work (RTW)
Dr. Agnieszka Kosny (Institute for Work and Health)
Dorcas E. Beaton, Institute for Work & Health, Ontario
Juliette Cooper, University of Manitoba
Andrea Furlan, Institute for Work & Health, Ontario
Mieke Koehoorn, University of British Columbia
Ellen MacEachen, Institute for Work & Health, Ontario
Dr. Barbara Neis, Memorial University
International research has generated strong evidence that health care providers (HCPs) have an important role in the return to work (RTW) process. This research also suggests that HCPs can struggle with managing RTW consultations. Pressure on consultation time, administrative challenges and limited knowledge about a patient’s workplace can thwart active engagement.
With funding from the WCB Manitoba, Research and Workplace Innovation Program, and led by Dr. Agnieszka Kosny (Institute for Work and Health), this two-year study will focus on HCPs’ experience within the workers’ compensation system and how their role in the RTW process can be enhanced.