In these most challenging of times, we are all navigating new ways to live and indeed work. The recommended guidance for us to adhere to, to “flatten the curve” of the number COVID-19 cases, is impacting so many areas of all of our lives. As Occupational Therapists, we are experts in holistic rehabilitation and have an essential role to play in addressing the debilitating effects of COVID-19. We offer a personalised and occupation-focused approach to care, to support the recovery of people experiencing functional challenges arising from the virus and its treatment, especially where treatment has been received in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The medical professionals and researchers are gaining knowledge and understanding over time of COVID-19, but clinical experience of those delivering front-line care has indicated that the following range of functional issues have been observed in those recovering and which may affect a person’s ability to return to work:
It is worth noting that people who are most affected by COVID-19 may be more likely to already have other underlying health conditions and some previous life experiences may increase the likelihood of psychological difficulties arising from COVID-19 treatment.
So, what can our Occupational Therapists at Rehab Jigsaw Ltd do to support an employee to return to work?
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