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BACKGROUND A patient's perception of their illness can influence their coping ability, compliance with treatment and functional recovery. Psychological interventions to address negative beliefs may facilitate an earlier return to work. AIMS To compare perceptions of illness, fitness to return to work and time to return to work among employees with those(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its relevance to medical practice, occupational medicine has been poorly represented in undergraduate training. This article describes a model for the teaching of occupational medicine to student doctors. METHODS The model comprises two didactic lectures, a student-selected component (SSC) of five interactive two-hour sessions and one(More)
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