Getting People Back to Work: Acknowledging the Importance of the Mental-Physical Nexus
In the modern global economy businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce operating costs yet simultaneously increase productivity. These competing pressures can too often lead to more injuries due to higher risk work environments, safety short cuts and/or quick-fix solutions that end up costing companies more in the long run.
Medicolegal Issues Related to Medications: Complex Considerations
Medication use is essentially universal in contemporary medicine. The huge growth of new pharmacotherapy options that are available to modern clinicians offers unprecedented choice in the prevention and management of a wide range of disease states, as well as meaningful strategies to reduce symptoms and enhance quality of life, even when a “cure” cannot reasonably be anticipated.
Especially where there is complex multimorbidity, many factors impact upon a person’s overall experience of wellness, quality of life, psychological well-being, and ability to return to meaningful activity, including returning to work. Complex multimorbidity often creates a need for the use of various medications.
mlcoa Medication Review service provides rapid access to trusted pharmacology experts to better understand the impact medications may be having on a person and reduce the risk of medicine related problems.
Not working is bad for the heart and the head. The proof.
Worklessness is bad for your health. The upside of a work injury or illness is a change of scene. It can be fun for a while, but if it goes on the absence of routine and activity can damage health and significantly increase the risk of mortality.
Take a look at the latest Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) newsletter! mlcoa would also encourage you to learn more about HBGW and encourage you to join us and many other like-minded organisations, and become a proud signatory.
That’s a Wrap: Building Resilience in High Performing and Diverse Teams
On Tuesday 9th October 2018, mlcoa WA proudly hosted Matthew Pavlich, former Fremantle Dockers legend, as part of Mental Health Week. He presented a highly engaging presentation discussing his experience in "Building Resilience in High Performing and Diverse Teams".
It's nearly go time. With the ALUCA National Conference only a few days away, we simply wanted to welcome those delegates planning to attend the 2018 ALUCA National Conference between 11th - 13th October.
Following on from our popular 'Medical Terminology over Breakfast Part A' (physical terminology), we spent some time thinking about words used to describe mental and chronic illnesses. We shared around the mlcoa kitchen table with 33 attendees at our ‘Medical Terminology: Part B’ session on Tuesday 1 May 2018.
On World Asthma Day (1st May 2018) and throughout May, people with asthma and organisations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma.
On Wednesday, 14th March in Townsville, mlcoa QLD hosted the educational event “Shoulder Series: Subacromial Impingement Syndrome”, the first in our shoulder series dedicated to Sub-Acromial Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Disease.
mlcoa Tasmania hosted a lunchtime presentation titled Whole Person Impairment Assessments and Evidence-Based Medicine led by Dr Dwight Dowda, Occupational Physician at the Best Western Hobart on 14 November 2017.
mlcoa is proud to become a Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW) signatory organisation. At mlcoa our independent medical specialist opinions impact people’s lives and as such, we fully acknowledge our responsibility to that individual and the community in which we operate.
The Impact of Drugs & Alcohol on Society and the Workplace
mlcoa SA recently presented on 'The Impact of Drugs & Alcohol on Society and the Workplace'. On Wednesday, 25th October Dr James Hundertmark, Psychiatrist noted that Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia followed by Cannabis and Methamphetamine.
Participate + Prevent + Support = Good Health, Good Business mlcoa is excited to announce it will be attending the 2014 Comcare National Conference from 9th to 11th September at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
This year’s theme is Participate + Prevent + Support = Good Health, Good Business which will explore how workplaces are becoming more and more centre stage when it comes to influencing, educating and supporting health and wellbeing of employees.
Hernias: Causes, Treatment and Return to Work Impacts
An in-depth presentation on hernias was delivered by general surgeon Dr Ted Heffernan at the recent mlcoa educational event held in Melbourne on 23rd July.
In this session, focus was placed on how hernias are diagnosed, treated and the prognosis for recovery and return to work following operative treatment.
The session was tailored to assist claims operators with useful information relating to hernias as the causative factors can be difficult to identify and separate in some circumstances.