Category: Disability & The Family

Divorce

Divorce:  While the source of post-injury disharmony is most often financial, there are more insidious problems that arise after injury. And they are less easily resolved. While it is theoretically possible for injury to drive emotional closeness – the healthy partner nurtures the injured partner – in the real world, injury often drives them to …

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Work Ethic

Work Ethic Most species including man have a genetic need to work and play; a work ethic. You see examples not only of mammals engaged in both but also reptiles, birds and insects. In effect, we all have work to perform and are not emotionally or biologically fulfilled in the absence of work. Even toddlers …

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Injury and Intimacy

Injury and intimacy: After injury, with a combination of pain (often mechanical), medication and depression, libido is largely absent and physical contact is avoided. There can be a problem with intimacy in the marriages of injured workers. This may have existed to some extent prior to injury, but it was managed within the marriage/relationship. Then …

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Resistance to Recovery: Resentment of the Cause and Outcome of Disability

“More often than not, lost time injury cases “F.E.S.T.E.R – feat, education, secondary gain, threat, expectancy and resentment. The retaliatory drive that frequently governs society is often difficult to fully comprehend. Seeking of revenge/justice/restitution is a central component in many societies. The concept of self as victim and the corollary perception that someone else must …

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unmedicated

unmedicated

Unmedicated: In the last half of the 20th century, the resistance to directly addressing psychological problems actually …
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exit

Exit

Exit: Life after injury is not ideal, but it is often much like a paid vacation. The 1944 French novel “Huis Clos” …
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relatedness

Relatedness

Relatedness to injury: There are far too many times that when treating an injured worker, I come upon serious health problems …
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