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3. Understand and address return to work challenges

Step 3 of 11 in getting ready to return to work:

Once you have assessed the survivor’s current work abilities, address challenges that may be encountered upon returning to work.

This could include providing medical treatments and symptom management, rehabilitation (which can include psychological treatment if needed) and referring to or directing the patient to other professionals (such as pain and symptom management, rehabilitation, psychological support, vocational rehabilitation, and social work) to help reduce or overcome these challenges. These professionals may be located in the healthcare system, in the community and in private practice.

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Step 4: Understand the demands of the job

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