The health and wellbeing benefits of work are clear, and a timely return to work for injured workers actively aids their recovery – take a look at the research and evidence. So, if you’re treating an injured worker, it’s important to talk to them about the health benefits of work. But what’s the best way to discuss it?
Check out these useful resources for GPs
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, in partnership with WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission, provides a range of resources designed to help you talk to your patients about the health benefits of work. [/expand] Watch: Talking about the health benefits of work
This six-minute video* not only clarifies your role as a GP in your patient’s recovery and return-to-work journey, but is also full of information that will help you explain the health benefits of returning to work to your patients.
*Promoted with the expressed permission of WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission.
It’s important to address the subject of returning to work as early as possible – ideally from your first consultation with your patient. There’s a lot for your patient to take on board, so download and share these handy brochures, which explain the recovery and health benefits of returning to work.
Complement your handouts with this poster, designed for your waiting room.
Read the research and evidence that says work is good for health, wellbeing and recovery, or find out more about your role as a GP in helping your patients benefit from returning to work.