Document Type



Bachelor of Arts

Project Coordinator (Advisor 1)

Lisa Brunsvold


The purpose of this project was to determine if employers response to work-related injury impact employee return-to-work following recovery.

The project literature research resulted in an inservice presentation for organizational managers. The inservice objective focused upon the demonstrated outcome of kind workplaces found in existing literature. The literature supported kindness facilitates injured-workers' timely return-to-work following injury. Furthermore, kind actions positively impact recovery and overall safe work practices.

Employers agreed to presentation of this inservice topic for their management staff. Nurse participants were offered one contact hour for Minnesota continuing education. And, an informational flyer about The Kindness Touch was distributed during the presentation. A questionnaire was used at the conclusion of each presentation providing the author with participants' evaluation and opinion about The Kindness Touch concept and its usefulness.


Concordia School of Accelerated Learning


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