Gender, Work and Traumatic Brain Injury: Addressing the Gap in OHS Research, Policy, and Practice

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Type de subvention: Chaire : Genre, travail et santé
  • Années: 2012/13 à 2017/18
  • Financement total: $800,000
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Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is a very costly and devastating occupational injury however there is very little information on how to prevent this injury specifically that considers both men and women separately. Also, this research provides us with more information on how to best return people to work after the injury which involves helping the person as well as changing things in the environment. We also examine how problems with sleep can be detected and treated to avoid future injury and improve return to work which has a beneficial effect on quality of life. This proposal provides a plan to improve what we know about brain injury at work considering both men and women by providing funds for trainees and also resources to teach more people about this injury. We also use very effective techniques like research informed drama to increase knowledge about brain injury at work that takes into account differences between men and women. We especially focus on women as in the past, there has not been much attention given to women with respect to traumatic brain injury.

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