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F = Family

  1. Overly protective partner/significant other (usually well-intentioned) who emphasises fear of harm or encourages the perception of injury as a catastrophe.
  2. Overly solicitous behaviour from partner/significant other (they may inadvertently reinforce disability by taking over tasks and doing too much for the worker).
  3. Partner overly involved in claim and injury management. This may include calling the insurer and treatment providers.
    Note: This should be assessed in light of cultural, ethnic, religious or linguistic background.
  4. Hostile or socially punitive responses from partner/significant others, for example, ignoring, belittling or expressing anger.
  5. Lack of family support for recovery at/return to work.
  6. No support person to talk to.