Ethics and legal issues in occupational medicine

Session details




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

Ethics and Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine: Some Resources to Consider
A list of resources curated by didactic presenter Dr. Nik Rajaram to support decision making around ethical and legal issues in practice.
Download the PDF(105.26 KB)
Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT)
The Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT) helps workers with chronic and episodic conditions—and the workplace parties who support them—identify accommodations tailored to job demands that allow workers to successfully stay in their jobs. Source: Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED)

About presenter

Dr. Nikhil Rajaram is currently the Provincial Physician at the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is cross-appointed as an Adjunct Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Rajaram is also currently serving as Vice President of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada.

Rajaram’s main area of work is on occupational health and safety, focusing on the application of medicine and population health sciences to the prevention of occupational illness and injury. He is certified as a subspecialist in Occupational Medicine, as a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and certified in Family Medicine, and has a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology, all from the University of Toronto. 

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