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Title: A PROPOSAL OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RETURN TO WORK MODEL IN SINGAPORE
Authors: YANG WENXI
Keywords: Building
PFM
Building Performance and Sustainability
Lim Pin
2017/2018 PFM
Return to work
Model
Injury management
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2018
Citation: YANG WENXI (2018-06-20). A PROPOSAL OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RETURN TO WORK MODEL IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The concept of Return to Work (RTW) has been gaining popularity in Asia, and slowly building up momentum in Singapore. However, there is a lack of literature regarding the conceptualisation of a RTW model that is customized to suit Singapore’s unique situation and to support Singapore’s shift towards widespread adoption of RTW. This dissertation aims to offer such a concept by proposing a formal RTW model in Singapore. In order to understand the components of a RTW model and the factors that contribute to its success, a literature review was conducted to identify international best practices and recommendations. Analysis of 3 case studies were also conducted to provide a more in-depth understanding of RTW models currently being practiced elsewhere. Additionally, an interview was conducted with an experienced clinical RTW coordinator, who provided contextual insights into the implementation of RTW in Singapore. These findings provide the fundamental input into the proposal of a RTW model for Singapore. This model, which could be legislated under the Work Injury Compensation Act, is guided by the 3 essential principles of multidisciplinary approach, collaboration and cooperation, and early involvement by stakeholders. In addition, the creation of widespread awareness and buy-ins among these stakeholders are key to the successful implementation of the model. The proposed model could serve as a preliminary framework and guidance towards implementing a structured RTW system in Singapore. This model would benefit from future refinements and adaptations to contexualise its implementation to best suit the socio-economic environment of Singapore then.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222999
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