Disability evaluation, Industrial accidents
Understanding the concept of the accident process plays a significant role in determining the course of treatment for the industrially injured. The accident process suggests that underlying psycho-social factors may result in the occurrence and/or maintenance of a state of disability. This disabled state provides greater needs satisfaction for the individual than his habitual behavioral repertoire. the development of the accident process suggests a state of crisis, either as a result of chronic difficulty or an acute reaction to sudden onset of illness or injury. Total rehabilitation of the individual is facilitated by a crisis intervention approach.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Sharpe, Karen W., "Understanding the Accident Process: Crisis Intervention for the Industrially Injured" (1983). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 718.
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