LOCATION: Thought Leader Theater-Booth #1257
Examine two often overlooked factors that contribute to poor workers’ compensation outcomes. Consider what can be done to prevent stress and anxiety from hindering rehab and return-to-work, increasing costs and driving employee turnover. Observe how these factors affect tissue healing and complicate rehabilitation. Discuss evidence-based strategies for modifying employer and workers’ compensation stakeholder behavior to reduce injured worker stress. Review the positive outcomes associated with adapting an empathetic, biopsychosocial approach to workers’ compensation injuries.