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F = Family

  1. Overly protective partner who emphasises fear of harm or encourages the perception of injury as a catastrophe (usually well-intentioned).
  2. Overly solicitous behaviour from partner (may inadvertently reinforce disability by taking over tasks and doing too much for the injured worker).
  3. Partner overly involved in claim and injury management. For example, calling insurer and treatment providers (this needs to be assessed in light of cultural, ethnic, religious or linguistic background).
  4. Hostile or socially punitive responses from partner. For example, ignoring, belittling or expressing anger.
  5. Lack of family support for recovery at/return to work.
  6. Lack of support person to talk to.