Title

Work restrictions: documenting a patient's return to work

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

11-1-2010

Journal, Book or Conference Title

The Nurse practitioner

NLM Title Abbreviation

Nurse Pract

PubMed ID

20975450

DOI

10.1097/01.NPR.0000388901.49604.a8

Abstract

Patients frequently ask NPs to write work restrictions, even if it is not in their best interest. This article helps providers construct valid work restrictions and addresses specific tasks and issues to keep the patient and coworkers safe when returning to work.

Keywords

Absenteeism, Back Pain/diagnosis/therapy, Disability Evaluation, Documentation/methods, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nurse Practitioners/organization & administration, Patient Care Planning, Primary Health Care/methods, Work Capacity Evaluation, Workload

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in The Nurse practitioner, 35:11 (2010) pp.49-53. DOI:10.1097/01.NPR.0000388901.49604.a8.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1578