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From the Editor

I write this From the Editor in the Apple Store as I wait for my iPhone to backup so I can get a replacement phone. I’ve been having issues with my phone and it has finally been diagnosed as a hardware problem so replacement is the next step. I write about this experience as technology is an integral component to being able to work effectively. It can impact our ability to be productive, efficient and effective. In my case, it is allowing me to use a demo Apple computer to be productive as I try to patiently wait at the store for my phone and write this document using Google.

This issue of WORK has two sections. The first is a special section on the International Classification of Function (ICF) in Occupational Health co-guest edited by IJmert Kant and Ludovic G.P.M van Amelsvoort. It contains four articles and an introduction to the topic. My gratitude is extended to these guest editors. I know you will find this special section informative.

The second section contains 10 regular articles on a variety of topics including: exploring service delivery in occupational therapy, the effects of physical and psychosocial factors and ergonomic conditions on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among dentists, the employment experiences of women in recovery from substance abuse, suicide among emergency and protective service workers, managing stigma and workplace discrimination following moderate to severe brain injury, Veterans’ experiences maintaining employment among other interesting topics.

The 2017 Learn at WORK webinars continue to be well received. If you missed any, you can find the recordings of these learning experiences at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel: You can view the complete schedule on Facebook:

Here are some upcoming Learn at WORK webinars:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1-2pmEST

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Leibler


Title: Prevalence of serious psychological distress among slaughterhouse workers at a United States beef packing plant

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1-2pmEST

Presenters: Dr. Shira Yalon-Chamovitz & Mr. Yoav Kraiem

Title: Deconstructing hierarchies – Service users as co-teachers in occupational therapy education

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 1-2pmEST

Presenter: Dr. Julie Dorsey

Title: Re-evaluation of a LEED Platinum Building: Occupant experiences of health and comfort

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1-2pmEST

Presenters: The Project Career team composed of: Dr. Phillip Rumrill, Dr. Deborah J. Hendricks, Eileen Elias, Dr. Karen Jacobs, Anne Leopold, Amanda Nardone, Elaine Sampson, Deborah Minton & Dr. Marcia Scherer.

Title: Perceived benefit of iPad apps among college students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1-2pmEST

Presenter: Dr. Bex (Rebecca) Twinley

Title: Woman-to-woman rape and sexual assault, and its impact upon the occupation of work: victim/survivorslife roles of worker or student as disruptive and preservative

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As always, I welcome hearing from you.