DMCS 665 Pain and workplace support

This module will provide professionals with disability management and workplace health responsibilities with an understanding of the causes and experience of pain and with some tools to support workers who are dealing with pain. Participants will explore the physiological process through which pain is experienced; the types and causes of pain; the impact of pain on workers and the workplace; common treatments for pain; methods for supporting workers with pain both at the organizational and individual level; a biopsychosocial approach to assisting workers in remaining at work or returning to work when their disability involves pain; and work accommodations for workers with pain.