What Makes Return-to-work Work
September 26, 2019 | Signal Hill Campus
Key industry leaders were invited to collaborate with other stakeholders in the Leadership Roundtable on What Makes Return-to-work Work to address what is currently being done for return to work in Newfoundland and Labrador and what could be done to improve outcomes in key sectors of our provincial economy.
Memorial University researchers Dr. Kim Cullen and Dr. Stephen Bornstein collaborated with stakeholders from the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association, NL Fish Harvesting Safety Association, and Atlantic Offshore Medical Services to host this Leadership Roundtable.
The goal for this 1-day, multi-stakeholder collaborative dialogue was to present the most up-to-date research evidence on “what works” in return-to-work and to discuss how evidence might be applied in our industry contexts to explore “how can it work here”. Facilitator-led conversations focused on:
- what have we tried?
- how well has it worked?
- what barriers and facilitators are encountered on the ground?
- are there strategies that might prove more effective?
- Effectiveness of workplace interventions in return-to-work for musculoskeletal, pain-related and mental health conditions: An update of the evidence and messages for practitioners. Cullen, K.L., Irvin, E., Collie, A. et al. J Occup Rehabil 28, 1–15 (2018). open access
- Evidence-informed guide to supporting people with depression in the workplace. Institute for Work & Health
- Supporting return to work among employees with musculoskeletal or mental health conditions: an evidence-based practical resource. Institute for Work & Health
- Return to Work on Employment-related Geographic Mobility (video). Dana Howse presentation to the National Symposium on Return to Work in a Changing World of Work, May 16 & 17, 2019
For more information, contact: Dr. Kim Cullen, email@example.com
This project was funded through a grant from the Public Engagement Accelerator Fund.