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Components of a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Program

Posted by Bruce Blythe on July 19, 2017

Read Bruce T. Blythe’s latest article entitled,  “Components of a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Program” by clicking here. About the Author: Bruce Blythe is an internationally acclaimed crisis management expert, certified clinical psychologist, and veteran of the Marine Corps’ Military Police. Bruce has personally been involved in various crises over the past twenty years such as the […]

Managing Iatrogenic Disability

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on July 19, 2017

iatrogenic adjective  iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik\: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures – Merriam-Webster When managing a disability claim with significant iatrogenic contributions, it’s important to remember the word inadvertently in this definition. Many treating providers are drawn to health care because they want to help people. They are […]

Goal Oriented, not Target Fixated

Posted by Tyler Arvig on July 12, 2017

If we are honest, it is incredibly hard at times to not focus on problems. As humans, we are simply very good at it. In disability, it becomes almost impossible to not focus on the problem. To keep with my previous theme, let’s look at driving as an example. A key concept in performance driving […]

Behavioral Factors in Integrated Absence Management

Posted by Les Kertay on July 11, 2017

Read R3 Continuum’s chief medical officer, Dr. Les Kertay, column in the July issue of DMEC’s @Work magazine entitled “Behavioral Factors in Integrated Absence Management” by clicking here. About the Author: Dr. Les Kertay, Ph.D., ABPP, LP, a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist, provides clinical direction and perspective to all areas of R3 Continuum […]

IME or Peer Review: How to Decide

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on July 5, 2017

Independent medical evaluations (IMEs) and peer reviews are frequently used behavioral health referrals used in the absence management industry. Some would say they can be used interchangeably. I, however, am not one of those people. IMEs and peer reviews are significantly different. While they may at times answer similar questions, they do so in different […]

Return to Work — Getting back in gear

Posted by Tyler Arvig on June 28, 2017

For the moment, let’s not focus on the statistics or economics of why work matters, but on the daunting task of reengaging in something we once did well, but now question our abilities and competency. Think of something you took a pause from, perhaps under undesirable circumstances, and had to do again. Was it easy? […]

Managing Behavioral Health Disability

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on June 21, 2017

Over the years, mental illness has become much more frequently a cause of disability. Five of the leading 10 causes of disability in the United States are mental health conditions (major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders)1 (WHO) and by the year 2020, major depression is expected to be the leading […]

R3 Speaks: Work as a Health Behavior

Posted by Les Kertay on June 19, 2017

The mental and physical health benefits of working are well documented, as are the health risks of being out of work.  In fact, the negative health consequences of worklessness are substantially worse than a number of other well-recognized health risks. Why, then, does there remain an epidemic of needless worklessness in this country, and why […]