Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects / Edition 4

Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects / Edition 4

by Keith T. Palmer
     
 

Since its first edition, published in 1988, Fitness for Work has grown to become the UK's 'bible' of occupational health. This fourth edition reflects significant developments in legislation, new guidelines, and updates the information needed by those working in the field.

As with previous editions, chapters are organized by clinical system, and co-authored by

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Since its first edition, published in 1988, Fitness for Work has grown to become the UK's 'bible' of occupational health. This fourth edition reflects significant developments in legislation, new guidelines, and updates the information needed by those working in the field.

As with previous editions, chapters are organized by clinical system, and co-authored by both a relevant specialist and an occupational physician. The reader will find practical guidance an the employment potential and assessment of employees and individuals with an illness or disability. Comprehensive advice is given on the Disability Discrimination Act.

This updated edition has an increased focus on the ethical and legal framework surrounding occupational health, following recent revised guidance from the General Medical Council and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Wherever possible the information and advice in this book is evidence-based and supported by referenced publications and guidelines. Health screening, returning to work after a critical illness, and health surveillance for vibration-exposed workers are all new topics, and greater detail is given on ill-health retirement and professional driving. This edition also reflects the current government emphasis on a more holistic approach to health problems in employment, and initiatives to encourage people to stay at work or return to work, rather than supporting them in the benefits system.

To an extent, occupational medical advice must be tailored to individuals according to their unique and specific circumstances. However, this book provides a wealth of evidence, consensus guidance, and standards that have evolved to enable personal clinical judgements to be made.

It is the most comprehensive text available on the effects of ill health on employment, and should be found on the desks of all occupational physicians, corporate personnel managers, health and safety officers, legal advisors, employers, and trade union officials. It will also be of practical use to hospital doctors, occupational health nurses, and general practitioners.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199215652
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(d)

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1. A General Framework for Assessing Fitness for Work, Keith Palmer & Robin Cox

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