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Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects 5th ed

Edited by: Keith T. Palmer, Ian Brown, John Hobson

ISBN13: 9780199643240
Previous Edition ISBN: 0192630431
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £54.00



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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 art and 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 the previous 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 book is 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.

Subjects:
Employment Law, Health and Safety
Contents:
1. A general framework for assessing fitness for work
2. Legal aspects of fitness for work
3. The Equality Act
4. Support, rehabilitation and interventions in restoring fitness for work
5. Ethics for occupational physicians
6. Neurological disorders
7. Mental health and psychiatric disorders
8. Epilepsy
9. Vision and eye disorders
10. Hearing and vestibular disorders
11. Spinal disorders
12. Orthopaedics and trauma of the limbs
13. Rheumatological disorders
14. Gastrointestinal and liver disorders
15. Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders
16. Haematological disorders
17. Cardiovascular disorders
18. Respiratory disorders
19. Renal and urological disease
20. Women at work
21. Fitness for work after surgery or critical illness
22. Dermatological disorders
23. HIV
24. Alcohol and drugs misuse
25. Medication
26. The older worker
27. Ill Health Retirement
28. Fitness to drive
29. Health screening
30. Managing and avoiding sickness absence
31. Health promotion in the workplace
32. Cancer
APPENDIX 1: CIVIL AVIATION
APPENDIX 2: SEAFARER FITNESS
APPENDIX 3: OFFSHORE WORKERS
APPENDIX 4: THE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT OF WORKING DIVERS
APPENDIX 5: GENERAL ASPECTS OF FITNESS FOR WORK OVERSEAS
APPENDIX 6: WORKERS EXPOSED TO HAND TRANSMITTED VIBRATIONS