Congratulations to Dorothy Frost, Manager, Research and Innovation, for her selection as a finalist in two award categories at the upcoming Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards.
Dorothy has been selected as a finalist in the Innovation in Injury & Disability Management category, as well as for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.
The purpose of these awards is “to celebrate and showcase the personal injury and disability management industry’s many outstanding achievements and to acknowledge its importance in the broader community.”
Dorothy’s finalist selection in the Innovation category is an acknowledgement of her work in the development of IPAR’s electronic biopsychosocial assessment and health coaching program, ‘Positivum’.
The impetus for Positivum was that for many of IPAR’s clients, making a full recovery and resuming work is a significant challenge. While the focus is often to secure work which accommodates the injury or health condition, literature indicates that beyond 3-6 months post injury, it is other factors which become more significant barriers to employment.
The Positivum assessment combines existing validated assessments with questions covering an individual’s beliefs and perceptions about recovery and work. It allows biopsychosocial factors and beliefs and perceptions to be identified early, and the subsequent health coaching program provides an effective means to address these barriers.
The presentation dinner for the awards will be held during the Personal Injury and Disability Management Conference in Sydney on Wednesday 12 October 2016. For further award details, please go to www.pief.com.au/2016awards/2016-award-finalists