Research

Literature Review of Barriers to and Factors for Successful Return to Work

The objective of the Literature Review was to provide a review of published sources on RTW to assist in identifying the barriers to and factors for successful RTW of injured and/or ill nurses.

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Initial Report on Factors for and Barriers to Successful Return to Work

The Initial Report on Barriers to and Factors for Successful Return to Work for Nurses drew on the research identified in the Literature Review. The objective was to highlight the factors for successful RTW and to only highlight those barriers to successful RTW where there was no identified solution.

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Experience of Injured and/or Ill Nurses – Return to Work Project Data

The objective of reporting on return to work data (RTW) was to determine what data was available on the return to work experiences of injured and/or ill nurses in Victoria.

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Experience of Injured and/or Ill Nurses – Return to Work Focus Groups

The objective of the return to work focus groups conducted in late 2007 was to provide injured and/or ill nurses with an opportunity to discuss the barriers and factors for return to work.

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Consultation with Key Organisations who affect the Return to Work of Injured and/or Ill Nurses

The ANF (Victorian Branch) Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project has sought to understand the perceptions of key stakeholders regarding the barriers to and factors for successful return to work.

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Examine Feasibility of a Catalogue of Return to Work Duties and Employment Opportunities to Support RTW Planning

The Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project has sought to examine the feasibility of a Catalogue of RTW Duties and Employment Opportunities to support return to work planning for nurses working in a hospital environment.

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Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals – Pilot Program in 5 Victorian Hospitals

A pilot program was undertaken in five victorian hospitals as part of the Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project.

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Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals – Pilot Program Evaluation Report

The Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project retained URCOT to conduct an evaluation of the pilot program, drawing on a range of sources of data including hospital records and qualitative insights gathered by URCOT researchers.

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Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals – Final Report

The Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project is a starting point for change in improving the return to work (RTW) of injured and/or ill nurses in Victoria, it is the first project of its kind in Victoria, in Australia and even internationally. The project has been to focused on improving the return to work of injured and/or ill nurses in Victoria, and not on specific injury types.

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