Reflections of a “Seasoned” Nurse upon Retirement

Well, the time is actually arriving. I have contemplated, tentatively scheduled and delayed over and over the actual date of my retirement for probably the past two years. It has become a source of jokes from my family and friends - saying "they will believe it when they see [...]

2020-11-23T10:06:32-06:00November 23rd, 2020|

An Online Chat with @CompAllianceRN

Recently Diann Cohen of MacroPro and I chatted about a variety of topics pertinent to the workers' compensation industry. It was really exciting as I have not really been interviewed that often, but other than some awkward pauses, I ended up enjoying the process. What I enjoyed the most [...]

2020-08-19T08:11:18-05:00August 19th, 2020|

Return to Work vs. Return to Function – Part 5 Government/Regulator

Return to Work vs. Return to Function – Government/Regulators Part 5 In Part 4 of this series, dated 11/9/2018, I discussed the “What’s in It for the Insurer” regarding RTW. Today I will discuss the common perceptions, misconceptions and the “What’s in it for the Government/Regulator, and a best [...]

2019-09-03T15:58:46-05:00November 12th, 2018|

Return to Work vs Return to Function – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I discussed the completion of the IAIABC Return to Work paper and whether we as a workers’ compensation community need to ultimately focus on Return to Function or Return to Work. We also defined the stakeholders we believe that are in the Workers’ [...]

2019-09-03T16:03:39-05:00November 6th, 2018|

Return to Work vs. Return to Function

  This week I was honored to present at the NAOHP (National Association of Occupational Health Professionals) 32nd National Conference in Nashville, TN on a paper prepared by the IAIABC on RTW. It was my second time presenting at this conference. The NAOHP is a group of healthcare professionals [...]

2019-09-03T16:04:10-05:00October 16th, 2018|

Adopting a Societal Approach to RTW and Return to Function

  The IAIABC Disability Management and Return to Work Committee (an all-volunteer committee) formulated a paper titled, “Return To Work: A Foundational Approach To Return To Function” Founded in 1914, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is a not-for-profit association representing most of the government agencies charged [...]

2019-09-03T16:08:37-05:00May 31st, 2018|
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