Ethics and legal issues in occupational medicine

Session details



12:00pm - 1:30pm


Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Nikhil Rajaram

Session objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Anticipate the inherent conflicts related to work and health that may arise for health care providers
  2. Recognize the role that health care providers play in helping their clients/patients navigate systems related to work and health
  3. Recall some of the system supports that exist to aid both workers and health care providers involved in their care

Session resources

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a broad term describing excess and prolonged pain and inflammation that follows an injury to an arm or leg. Source: National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Complex regional pain syndrome in adults (2nd edition)
These guidelines concern the diagnosis and management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). They are designed for professionals working in the different health specialties who care for these patients. Source: Royal College of Physicians UK
Ergonomics in the workplace: understanding the law
Occupational health and safety laws related to ergonomics and ways to address hazards due to poor ergonomics. Source: Government of Ontario
Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI)
TAPMI is created by the five major pain centres in downtown Toronto coming together to share care, so that across the five sites, patients have access to an interdisciplinary team of chiropractors, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists and social workers. Source: TAPMI

About presenter

Dr. Nikhil Rajaram is a medical specialist in Occupational Medicine and in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He completed his residency training, along with a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology), at the University of Toronto. He is a Lecturer with the Division of Occupational Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rajaram currently works as the Provincial Physician with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration,Training and Skills Development.

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