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August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2)

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Professional practice

The OH at Work survey on OH professional practice. Part three: Return to work

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The latest OH at Work survey examines important areas of OH professional practice. Part three focuses on job retention and return to work. John Ballard presents the findings.

OUR latest survey on occupational health (OH) practice covers three main topics: confidentiality and other difficult issues; return to work and job retention; and sickness absence (both long- and short-term). This final article concentrates on aspects of the biopsychosocial model of illness and recovery and examines OH professionals’ perceptions and experiences of the factors that either hinder or promote return…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2) pp12-19

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