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Worker, Employer and Provider Perspectives on Creating Effective Return to Work Strategies (Learning from Current Research)

October 8, 2015 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Recorded in October, 2015


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Returning to work following complex injuries and illnesses (brain, electrical, cancer) can be a complex process. Developing effective return to work plans requires an understanding of how worker (personal/ work-related),  work, and workplace factors can influence successful return to work and work maintenance.

Drawing from her research and work experience as an occupational therapist, Dr. Stergiou-Kita  will examine effective strategies for ensuring return to work success in complex populations, and how integrating evidence from clients, providers and employers can enhance building a shared understanding.

 At completion of this webinar you will be able to describe:

  • How workers, service providers and employers perspectives’ can vary in the return to work process – what everyone is thinking
  • How  workplace parties can work together to enhance the identification and implementation of workplace supports and accommodations
  • Effective return to work strategies across rehabilitation populations
Mary Stergiou-Kita, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Stergiou-Kita is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Work & Health. Dr. Stergiou-Kita’s program of research focuses on work re-integration, across rehabilitation populations (e.g. traumatic brain injury, electrical injuries, cancer, burns). She aims to bridge health and employment contexts, to develop strategies which enhance clinical practice, workplace supports and improve return to work outcomes. 
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