Does everything really have to be a medical condition? Does everything need a pill or a treatment plan? Are people really best served by the medical industry turning them into dependent patients?
There’s a word for this: medicalization. Western Medical Assessments’ Medical Director Dr. Roger Hodkinson will give a webinar on the topic and what it means for employers and HR professionals on June 20, 2018 at noon. This webinar is free for CPHR members: register here.
If you find workplace absence due to injury a consistent concern, you’ll want to sign up. With various parties having obvious incentives to encourage medicalization, from individual workers and unions, to physiotherapists and medical practitioners, lengthy absences and excessive accommodation requests are all too common.
Dr. Hodkinson is here to help. With decades of experience in the independent medical examination space, he’s got more than a few suggestions to help employers manage cases where worker absence doesn’t quite seem the appropriate solution — and do it safely without bad press. Register now.