A biopsychosocial approach to preventing delayed recovery
There are a number of complex factors that influence employee recovery time following an injury, including biological (genetics), social (family) and psychological (personality) factors. Failing to address any one set of influencers can lead to a delayed recovery.
In “A Biopsychosocial Approach to Preventing Delayed Recovery,” Dr. Marcos Iglesias, chief medical officer for Crawford's Broadspire business, explains how the biopsychosocial model can provide a fuller understanding of pain and disability. Specifically, he explores how non-medical factors can prolong the recovery process. In addition, Dr. Iglesias identifies practical ways to identify and mitigate these barriers so that injured workers can return to their lives and work as quickly as possible.