Online Program

Zebras, Roosters and Unicorns - Oh My ! Finding Causation in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ted Hanf, J.D., M.P.H., Kegel, Tobin & Truce, Sherman Oaks, CA
This presentation examines the social, cultural, and generational differences between segments of the workplace population, and discusses critical issues that must be included in any occupational medical history in order to accurately evaluate the etiology of the worker's medical complaints. 

We explore often unrecognized and poorly understood societal, cultural, and generational health beliefs, healing practices, and  risk behaviors currently engaged in by a large portion of todays' working population.  

All involved in Occupational , Industrial, or Preventive medicine will come away with a new appreciation of information that needs to be captured at the earliest opportunity in order to reach  an informed opinion as to the cause(s) of a workers' presenting complaints.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the differences between causation and association. Identify essential elements that must be included in any medical history. Discuss lifestyles, risk behaviors, and social beliefs that impact on the analysis of causation of injuries or illnesses presenting in an occupational clinic.

Keyword(s): Occupational Health and Safety, Workplace

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a specialist in workers compensation litigation and hold a Masters in Public Health. My professional and academic work focuses on how social, cultural, and generational factors impact how workers in todays workplace perceive injury, and what behaviors, beliefs, and risk practices affect conditions which present as industrial in nature. I have an appointment as associate faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and I have presented at APHA, Risk Insurance Management Society.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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