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Moving in On Occupational Injury
     

Moving in On Occupational Injury

by David Worth, David Worth
 

This contemporary new book is published by Butterworth Heinemann in partnership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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This contemporary new book is published by Butterworth Heinemann in partnership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Christopher J Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University)
Description: The majority of the content in this book is a summary of papers presented as part of a conference held in Australia in 1999. The topics addressed primarily include injury prevention, functional assessment, and occupational rehabilitation. Introductory sections include discussions of epidemiological and administration issues in occupational injury.
Purpose: The main purpose is to provide the reader with a compilation of literature from various areas of occupational medicine with particular emphasis on the cost effectiveness of injury prevention. The editor's intent seems to be well served although some sections are only briefly covered (e.g., job analysis, chronic pain).
Audience: The material seems to be best suited for occupational and physical therapists. Many of the chapters are focused on issues that are within the scope of practice of these two professions. However, case managers and safety personnel will find the information useful. All of the contributors and the editor have affiliations with institutions specializing in occupational health, physical rehabilitation, and worker safety.
Features: Epidemiology, ergonomics, functional capacity assessment, and injury management are included in the sixteen major chapter divisions. Usually three summary papers appear under each chapter heading. Most are briefly written and consist of annotated material. At times various sections appear to be too brief to be comprehensive. Overall, the book is organized, easy to read, and well illustrated. The chapter on preventing work-related back pain is unique. The editor presents a literature review of key papers and provides critical commentary on each article cited. The section on functional capacity assessment is also informative and seems the most comprehensive. A review of the reliability and validity of popular commercially available work-related assessments is very enlightening.
Assessment: This text has a place in the personal library of healthcare professionals involved in occupational health. The brevity of information seems to be a strength and weakness of the book. The wide variety of backgrounds among contributors gives the reader an appreciation for various points of view in industrial medicine and assists in integration of the material.
From the Publisher
"...an interesting and varied collection of current ideas, stressing the importance of prevention of occupational injury and disease while at the same time highlighting the lack of national and international recognition of the problem. [...] ...its multidisciplinary approach to prevention and management of industrial injury would be of similar use to any physiotherpists working in the field of occupational health."Physiotherapy, January 2001
3 Stars from Doody
Christopher J. Hughes
The majority of the content in this book is a summary of papers presented as part of a conference held in Australia in 1999. The topics addressed primarily include injury prevention, functional assessment, and occupational rehabilitation. Introductory sections include discussions of epidemiological and administration issues in occupational injury. The main purpose is to provide the reader with a compilation of literature from various areas of occupational medicine with particular emphasis on the cost effectiveness of injury prevention. The editor's intent seems to be well served although some sections are only briefly covered (e.g., job analysis, chronic pain). The material seems to be best suited for occupational and physical therapists. Many of the chapters are focused on issues that are within the scope of practice of these two professions. However, case managers and safety personnel will find the information useful. All of the contributors and the editor have affiliations with institutions specializing in occupational health, physical rehabilitation, and worker safety. Epidemiology, ergonomics, functional capacity assessment, and injury management are included in the sixteen major chapter divisions. Usually three summary papers appear under each chapter heading. Most are briefly written and consist of annotated material. At times various sections appear to be too brief to be comprehensive. Overall, the book is organized, easy to read, and well illustrated. The chapter on preventing work-related back pain is unique. The editor presents a literature review of key papers and provides critical commentary on each article cited. The section on functional capacity assessment is alsoinformative and seems the most comprehensive. A review of the reliability and validity of popular commercially available work-related assessments is very enlightening. This text has a place in the personal library of healthcare professionals involved in occupational health. The brevity of information seems to be a strength and weakness of the book. The wide variety of backgrounds among contributors gives the reader an appreciation for various points of view in industrial medicine and assists in integration of the material.
Booknews
A selection of 45 papers from a multidisciplinary and international conference in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, in June 1999. Though the sponsor was the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the participants agreed that the only sensible approach was to prevent accidents and sickness at work rather than deal with them later. They explore such aspects as epidemiology, ergonomics, prevention and cost effectiveness, functional capacity assessment, manual handling, on- site injury management, and conflict mediation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750641982
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/03/2000
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
16.00(w) x 23.00(h) x (d)

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