Silje Endresen Reme (2014)
Norway is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but it has the highest sick absences in Europe. The statistics show that most sick leaves are due to muscle- and skeleton affliction and mild mental suffering. Silje has researched what actions can help them return to work and offers a solution to a much-debated topic in Scandinavia and all over the Western world. Is forcing people who are suffering back to work the solution? Or is there a better alternative?
Silje Endresen Reme is a psychologist and PhD at the University of Bergen and lectures at Harvard School of Public Health. She wrote a doctor’s degree about understanding and treatment of chronic afflictions, with a focus on actions to reduce sick leave due to these issues.