Henry G Harder

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PURPOSE The physician plays a vital role in Disability Management; unfortunately, there is an apparent lack of clarity with respect to the functions included in this role. The present article reviews the collaborative nature of the physician-stakeholder relationship giving attention to types of expectations, current Canadian guidelines and future(More)
BACKGROUND Physical and psychological job demands in combination with the degree of control a worker has over task completion, play an important role in reducing stress. Occupational stress is an important, modifiable factor affecting work disability. However, the effectiveness of reducing job demands or increasing job control remains unclear, particularly(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the association between predictors from the three thematic areas - suicidality, personal risk factors and patient care factors - and the occurrence of postdischarge suicide ideation and behavior in recently discharged patients. METHODS The design is a prospective cohort study of all patients(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that people whose mental health problems lead them to require psychiatric hospitalization are at a significantly increased risk of suicide, and the period of time immediately following discharge after such hospitalizations appears to be a particularly high-risk time. AIMS This paper reports on phenomenological findings from a(More)
INTRODUCTION Approximately 20% of healthcare workers in high-income countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA work in rural areas. Healthcare workers are known to be vulnerable to occupational injury and poor work disability outcomes; given their rural-urban distribution, it is possible to compare work disability prevention in rural and urban areas.(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that people whose mental health problems lead them to require psychiatric hospitalization are at a significantly increased risk of suicide, and that the time immediately following discharge after such hospitalizations is a particularly high-risk time. AIMS This paper reports on phenomenological findings from a federally(More)
First responders routinely experience work-related events that meet the definition of a traumatic stressor. Despite the high exposure to traumatic events, prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are relatively low. This discrepancy points to the potential value of identifying factors that distinguish those traumatic stressors that produce(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health issues in the workplace are a growing concern among organizations and policymakers, but it remains unclear what interventions are effective in preventing mental health problems and their associated organizational consequences. This synthesis reports on workplace mental health interventions that impact absenteeism, productivity and(More)
BACKGROUND While it appears that the term parsimony has been used in the context of qualitative research and qualitative research methodology, there is a distinct absence of writing that actually explores, seeks to define, understand, critique, apply and/or evaluate the concept in qualitative research literature. AIMS This paper explores a number of(More)
BACKGROUND The prevention of work disability is beneficial to employees and employers, and mitigates unnecessary societal costs associated with social welfare. Many service providers and employers have initiated workplace interventions designed to reduce unnecessary work disability. OBJECTIVE To conduct a best-evidence synthesis of systematic reviews on(More)