Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects by Keith T. PalmerFitness for Work: The Medical Aspects by Keith T. Palmer

Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects

EditorKeith T. Palmer, Ian Brown, John Hobson

Paperback | February 20, 2013

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The 'bible' of occupational health, Fitness for Work is the most in-depth and comprehensive resource available on the effects of ill health on employment. Expert authors provide practical guidance on the employment potential of anyone with an illness or disability, as well as examining the artand skills of fitness for work assessment and its ethical framework. Fully revised and updated, Fitness for Work, fifth edition now includes, for the first time, important new chapters on work in cancer survivors, health promotion in the workplace, and managing and avoiding sickness absence. Following in the all-encompassing and comprehensive tradition of theprevious editions, it also continues to provide coverage of and information on support for rehabilitation, work at older ages, health screening, and the full array of medical and surgical health problems that can affect fitness for work. Chapters are organized by medical condition to enable effortless reference, and are co-authored by a topic specialist and a specialist occupational physician providing a comprehensive view of the subject. The latest developments in legislation and government guidelines are included ensuring the bookis up-to-date and provides the most current procedures in the field.Fitness for Work delivers a wealth of valuable consensus guidance, codes of practice, and locally evolved standards to enable well-informed clinical judgements to be made. All occupational health professionals should have a copy of this highly-regarded resource on their desks.
Professor Palmer was Editor-in-chief of the BMJ Group journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine from 2004-2009. Currently, he chairs the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and serves as Academic Dean and Deputy President of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London. Professor of Occupational Me...
Title:Fitness for Work: The Medical AspectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:776 pagesPublished:February 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Keith Palmer and Ian Brown: A general framework for assessing fitness for work2. Gillian Howard: Legal aspects of fitness for work3. Gillian Howard and Tony Williams: The Equality Act4. Mansel Aylward and Debbie Cohen: Support, rehabilitation and interventions in restoring fitness for work5. Paul Litchfield: Ethics for occupational physicians6. Jon Poole and Richard Hardie: Neurological disorders7. Richard Heron and Neil Greenberg: Mental health and psychiatric disorders8. Ian Brown and Martin Prevett: Epilepsy9. Stuart Mitchell and John Pitts: Vision and eye disorders10. Linda Luxon and Finlay Dick: Hearing and vestibular disorders11. Keith Palmer and C. Greenough: Spinal disorders12. Anne Marie O'Donnell and Chris Little: Orthopaedics and trauma of the limbs13. 1. Steve Ryder and Karen Walker-Bone: Rheumatological disorders14. Ira Madan and Simon Hellier: Gastrointestinal and liver disorders15. Eugene Waclawski and G. Gill: Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders16. Julia Smedley and R. S. Kaczmarski: Haematological disorders17. Anne Price and Michael Petch: Cardiovascular disorders18. Keith Palmer and Paul Cullinan: Respiratory disorders19. John Hobson and E. Brown: Renal and urological disease20. Sally Coomber and P. A. Harris: Women at work21. Tony Williams and Bill Thomas: Fitness for work after surgery or critical illness22. Ursula Ferriday and I. S. Foulds: Dermatological disorders23. Paul Grime and Christopher Conlon: HIV24. David Brown and Henrietta Bowden-Jones: Alcohol and drugs misuse25. Caroline Swales and Jeffrey Aronson: Medication26. Henry Goodall and John Grimley Evans: The older worker27. Jon Poole: Ill Health Retirement28. Tim Carter, Heather Major, Andrew Colvin and Sally Evans: Fitness to drive29. Ching Aw and David S. Q. Koh: Health screening30. Richard Preece and Dean Royles: Managing and avoiding sickness absence31. Steve Boorman and Ian Banks: Health promotion in the workplace32. Philip Wynn and Shirley D'Sa: CancerStuart Mitchell: Appendix 1: Civil aviationTim Carter: Appendix 2: Seafarer fitnessMike Doig: Appendix 3: Offshore workersRobbert Hermann and Phil Bryson: Appendix 4: The medical assessment of working diversDipti Patel: Appendix 5: General aspects of fitness for work overseasIan Lawson and Roger Cooke: Appendix 6: Workers exposed to hand transmitted vibrations