Reference and Resources You May Find Useful
Three Self-Assessment Tools
Self-Assessment Tool - Paradigm Shift - find your position on the scale between traditional claim management
and the new Work Disability Prevention paradigm.
Self-Assessment Tool for Employers / Payers - find opportunities to work more effectively with your local
Self-Assessment Tool for Physicians and Other Medical Providers - find opportunities to grow your practice,
and to reduce the negative impact of illness and injury on your patients' ability to earn a living
by working more effectively with their employers and benefits payers.
Handout regarding dangers of opioid use by people with chronic pain
Informational brochure for patients. The main messages are:
Patient Education on Extended Opioid Use December 2012
Case in Point Article
Workers' Compensation Awaits an Overhaul October / November 2007
Social Security Project Report
Final Report of the "Use of Functional / Vocational Expertise" Project commissioned by the US Social Security Administration, conducted by Webility and SSDC. July 2007
Introduction to ACOEM's New Work Disability Prevention Guideline: "Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed" (with executive summary, overview, background material, and list of authors) by Jennifer Christian MD MPH
Dr J's Column:
"Assessing and Treating Psychiatric Occupational Disability: New Behavioral Health Functional Assessment Tools Facilitate Return to Work" by the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health (American Psychiatric Association)
"Shaping the Future of Occupational Medicine: Finding Opportunities for Collaboration" Report of the 2007 Cornerstone Summit, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. (Dr. Jennifer Christian chaired the group that planned this event, and facilitated the meeting.) For a copy, contact Doris Konicki at ACOEM 847-818-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.