I Need a Note for Work, Doc! Supporting Your Patient's Safe Return to the Workplace

I Need a Note for Work, Doc! Supporting Your Patient's Safe Return to the Workplace

Online Module

Target Audience:

Physicians and other primary care practitioners managing patients who are on medical leave from work.

Course Format: Online Module


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In this course, we will focus on understanding the concept of preventing needless workplace disability, the correct and appropriate use of common terminology, and put concepts into practice through case scenarios.

This course is divided into four lessons:

  • Lesson 1 Background
  • Lesson 2 Physician's Role
  • Lesson 3 Terms
  • Lesson 4 Practical Advice

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Skills Gained

  • Reflect on the evidence showing prevention of work disability results in better patient, family and societal outcomes
  • Articulate key aspects of the physician's role in assisting patients to stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW)
  • Differentiate the role of physician as medical expert and physician as RTW co-ordination
  • Define and appropriately use the terms related to work disability in a busy health care setting
  • Employ communication tools to effectively counsel patients about work disability



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Target Audience:

 Family physicians working in British Columbia who have patients in the Screening Mammography Program (SMP) or may refer patients in the future.

Online: anytime, anywhere on any device
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia  V5Z1M9


Kate Campbell (kate.c@ubc.ca), Senior Instructional Designer

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