Injured Workers' Mental Health and Well-Being

Read a summary of research results:
The Nature and Impact of Stigma towards Injured Workers

Principal Investigator: Bonnie Kirsh and Sharon Dale Stone

Community Involvement: Injured workers (within the project and outside of the project) have shaped the broad research question and specific areas of investigation.

Project Abstract: This project focuses on injured workers' mental and emotional health, and in particular: experiences of stigma, and the needs, supports and services required by injured workers that promote physical and emotional health, and that foster participation in community and work life. Specific objectives include:

Project Bibliography:

Cacciacarro, L. & Kirsh, B. Understanding the mental health needs of injured workers. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2006; 73(3) 178-187.

Beardwood, B., Kirsh, B. & Clark, N. Victims twice over: The perceptions and experiences of injured workers. Qualitative Health Research. 2005; 15:30-48.

Kirsh, B. & McKee, P. The needs and experiences of injured workers in Ontario: A participatory research project. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 2003. 21: 221-231.

Health & well-being

Phase 1 Projects

Mental health and substance use experiences of injured workers with protracted claims

Mental health and quality of life after a work injury claim

Marital instability following a work accident

Health trajectories and health-care utilization: A long-term survey of injured workers

Injured workers' health and well-being

Immigrant workers' experiences after work-related injury and illness