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Learning Experiences in Return to Work Among Workplace Actors
Division of Public Health Sciences, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Malardalens University, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7266-7865
Division of Community Medicine, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Sweden .
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
National Centre for Work and Rehabilitation, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Sweden .
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Disability Mangement Research, ISSN 1833-8550, E-ISSN 1834-4887, Vol. 10, e1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose: The objective of this article was to investigate how individual learning emerges among workplace actors during the return-to-work process, and whether the prerequisites for collective learning at the workplace are present and managed by the actors. Learning in this context is viewed as a change in the preconceptions, experience or competence of the individual as a result of interactions in the workplace due to the return-to-work process. Method: A qualitative method was used, consisting of open-ended interviews with 19 individuals across 11 workplaces in the public and private sector. Inductive content analysis was performed. Results: The key findings from this study are that individual learning emerges in the return-to-work process due to previous experience, communication with other workplace actors, or insights into what works for the individual. However, the individual learning that occurs in the return-to-work process is not carried over into workplace learning due to barriers in understanding the needs and opportunities that may be present in the process. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that individual learning occurs within social practices through social interaction between the actors involved (workers on sickness absence supervisors and colleagues) and individual experiences. A greater knowledge of the factors that contribute to workplace learning could facilitate biopsychosocial and ecological return-to-work interventions, which allow workplace actors to draw on previous experiences from one return-to-work process to another.

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2015. Vol. 10, e1
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workplace; learning; return to work; Sweden; qualitative
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26319DOI: 10.1017/idm.2015.1Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84939202234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26319DiVA: diva2:874589
Available from: 2015-11-27 Created: 2015-11-27 Last updated: 2017-05-22Bibliographically approved

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