The journey back from illness or injury can be long and complex. This is why ISCRR researchers look every stage of the recovery process: from acute care (active, short-term care after severe injury) through to the transition back to work and health.
Factors Affecting Return to Work
Researchers now agree that returning to work after illness or injury can deliver countless benefits not only to the employer and community, but also to worker. Across the projects listed here, ISCRR researchers explore the many factors that impact upon Return to Work (RTW) outcomes in Victoria - and what can be done to improve them.
Recovering with a Mental Health Condition or Persistent Pain
The process of recovery after injury or illness is always complicated - but especially so when it involves a non-physical aspect, such as a mental health condition or persistent pain. These ISCRR research projects hope to improve recovery and return to work for individuals in this situation.
Role of Primary Care in Recovery
"Primary care" is the day-to-day health care given to an individual by a health care provider. Given that they are accessed so frequently and by such a large portion of injured/ill individuals, primary healthcare providers can play a substantial role in recovery and Return to Work (RTW) processes.
Improving Acute Care After Injury
"Acute care" refers to the active but short-term care that a patient receives after severe injury and/or surgery. Many elements of this stage of care have been shown to impact upon long term recovery, which is why this area has become such a significant part of ISCRR's research slate.