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Psychosocial Factors Contributing to Delayed Return to Work and Promising Interventions

Tuesday November 20, 2018 8:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM ET


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​​In a series of reviews of systematic reviews, we identified worker, workplace and system-based factors contributing to prolonged work absence. Following this syntheses, we then identified interventions that impacted some of these risk factors. In our most current work we have focused on the identification, control and prevention of work-related psychosocial hazards and social conditions that contribute to mental health disorders and prolonged work absence. We will share highlights from this work that are relevant to vocational rehabilitation professionals. This presentation is an updated version of a recent presentation to the Vocational Rehabilitation Association at their Annual General Meeting, October 26th, 2018.

Marc White, PhD

CEO and President, Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute

Dr. Marc White is co-founder and CEO/President of the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. He held an appointment as Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. His current research interests are concerned with the identification, prevention and control of psychosocial hazards in the workplace, the use of academic and community partnerships; and other participatory approaches to enhance research planning, implementation, and evaluation. Dr. White has participated and led several stakeholder-centred knowledge syntheses initiatives. 

Co-hosted with VRA Canada BC Chapter


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