The role of physicians in return to work: Physicians' page

Physicians with experience treating injured workers and dealing with workers’ compensation issues are invited to participate in an interview to help us understand their role in the return-to-work (RTW) process. If you are practicing in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario or Newfoundland and Labrador, we'd like to interview you!

About the interview

The interview will be one-on-one with a researcher from the Institute for Work & Health (by telephone or in person). You will receive an honorarium to thank you for your time.

We are interested in hearing about programs, policies or practices that help engage physicians in the RTW process in your region. We will ask you questions about what you see as the role of physicians in RTW, about the RTW process in general, about your experience working with other stakeholders in the system (employers, other health-care providers, etc.), and about any challenges or surprising things you have encountered around the role of physicians in the RTW process. Most of the questions are open-ended, so what you share is at your discretion.

Risks: There are no known significant risks associated with participating in this study. You can refuse to answer any question, and are only asked to volunteer information that you wish to share. We will keep all information you provide confidential.

Benefits: At the end of the study, we will provide you with a lay summary of the research findings. As someone working in this field, you may find this information useful in your day-to-day work. We will also remunerate you for your time.

This project has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the University of Toronto Health Sciences Ethics Committee.

Please call us toll-free to find out more: 1-855-884-1416

Or e-mail the study coordinator, Marni Lifshen: mlifshen@iwh.on.ca