Unemployment and health : physicians'role.
ICOH Working Group [Unemployment and Health]. Paris, FRA, 1998/09/25.
Unemployment has been documented to have detrimental impacts on a person's mental, physical and social well being.
When unemployment or being out of work is due to injury or sickness, the effects are compounded by mental and social factors.
In an effort to prevent prolonged unemployment due to injury or sickness, changes were made to existing disability income supplement plans to redirect their focus from basic income support to active employment measures.
This is intended to reduce individual's dependency on financial assistance and encourage individuals to take personal responsibility for getting back to work.
The various disability insurance plans require primary care physicians to provide opinion and participate in the recovery and safety return to work of injured or sick persons.
The physician approach to medical care of the injured/sick person with employment problems should focus on return to work as a goal of treatment.
The patient should be seen as part of a social or environmental system and not as an isolated individual.
The physician has a significant role to play in the diagnosis, determining functional abilities and participation in the return to work plan.
The physician positive participation, not only provides an intrinsic cost saving value in insurance costs, but more important, helps patients maintain gainful employment.
Work often helps in regaining health. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Congé, Maladie, Médecin, Rôle professionnel, Réadaptation professionnelle, Evaluation, Assurance maladie, Aptitude physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, North America, America, Human, Vacation, Disease, Physician, Occupational role, Vocational rehabilitation, Evaluation, Health insurance, Physical fitness
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.