DMCS 605: Chronic and Episodic Health Conditions at Work

This module explores chronic and episodic health conditions and the role of the disability management professional in assisting workers who are dealing with such conditions. The module provides people with responsibilities in the area of workplace health with approaches that can be used to retain workers and mitigate the effect of chronic and episodic health conditions on work performance. It also provides an overview of common chronic and episodic health conditions illustrated with practical examples that explore typical challenges and best practices. The module topics include the following: what are chronic and episodic disabilities; what are common impacts on work responsibilities; disability management with episodic and chronic conditions as a bio-psycho-social process; the workplace accommodation process; and supporting the worker who has chronic and/or episodic Health Conditions.