The Concept of Work Ability by Lennart NordenfeltThe Concept of Work Ability by Lennart Nordenfelt

The Concept of Work Ability

byLennart Nordenfelt

Paperback | November 5, 2008

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This book contains a systematic analysis of the notion of work ability. The analysis is particularly focused on the following three contexts: medical insurance, training for a vocation or a profession and evaluation of a job seeker. The first part of the book presents and briefly analyzes some methods and instruments designed for characterizing and assessing work ability. The second part gives a theoretical foundation for the analysis of work ability. Here the author presents an original taxonomy of competencies and other qualifications for work and proposes a new definition of work ability. The third part is devoted to the issue of work ability and its relation to medical conditions. In addition to a description of certain legislations in the medico-insurance field, this part of the book contains a substantial analysis of the notion of disease and an attempt to determine whether there is a viable notion of disease that can answer the demands of objectivity raised by offices of social insurance.
The Author: Lennart Nordenfelt took his Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy at Uppsala, Sweden, 1974. From 1978 and onwards Nordenfelt has devoted himself to research in the philosophy of medicine and health care. He was appointed Associate Professor at the transdisciplinary faculty of themes at Linköping University in 1982. He initiated t...
Title:The Concept of Work AbilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:5.91 × 8.66 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 2008Publisher:P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques InternationalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9052014507

ISBN - 13:9789052014500

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Table of Contents

Contents: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) – Some Methods for Assessing Work and Work Ability in the Medico-Legal Context – Current Classifications of Work and Work Ability – Analyses of Competence and Skill in the Context of Professional Education – Contemporary Approaches to the Analysis of Learning for Work Competence – Employability and Job Evaluation – A Theoretical Analysis of Work Content: Anselm Strauss – Some Action-Theoretic Preliminaries – From Ability to Work Ability – On Work Ability and its Conditions – On Other Conditions for Work – Environment Change and Changes in the Concept of Disability – Minimal Ability and the Ability of Excellence – The Contexts for the Assessment of Work Ability – On Definitions of Work Ability – On the Requirement of Disease as the Cause of Disability Regarding Work – Towards an Analysis of the Notions of Disease and Medical Condition – On the Assessment of Work Ability – General Conclusions.