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Psychology of Injury and Pain - Dr. David B. Adams

Undocumented

Unique Workers Undocumented workers often function with quite different goals and aspirations. They have left or escaped oppression and poverty in their own country. Their access to work and education may have been very limited. Their earning capacity was below the poverty level in most nations. The conveniences to which we have long grown accustomed …

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Psychology of Modified Duty

The Concept of Alternate Duty When you treat an injured worker, you quickly receive from the employer a job description for alternate duty. Too often, the employer is simply describing what the patient did when s/he sustained the back, neck, knee injury…robbery, assault, MVA or workplace violence. Sometimes, the alternative duties are virtually the same …

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Default Decisions

Decisions “A child may say that s/he does not like to read, does not like science or math, and that playing ball is boring. The reality may be that the child has difficulty learning language arts, cannot concentrate sufficiently to perform numerical calculations and/or lacks the coordination for sports. S/he has learned to denigrate and …

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IME (Independent Medical Exam)

IME Whether through fear or outside influence, the patient most often does not see the ordering of an I.M.E. as a positive action. The patient suspects that the I.M.E. is ordered: IME as a means of disputing the validity of his/her complaints IME as a means of denying care IME as a means of encouraging …

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Claims Settlement

Settlement as Concept When someone watches a patient die a slow and painful death and/or watches the patient go through prolonged and agonizing care, the often heard statement is I would never go through that. I would refuse the care and just accept that this is the end. There is no sense in suffering when …

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undocumented

Undocumented

Unique Workers Undocumented workers often function with quite different goals and aspirations. They have left or escaped …
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modified duty

Psychology of Modified Duty

The Concept of Alternate Duty When you treat an injured worker, you quickly receive from the employer a job description for …
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Default Decisions

Decisions “A child may say that s/he does not like to read, does not like science or math, and that playing ball is …
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