Handbook of Return to Work

The Handbook of Return to Work is an invaluable, unique and comprehensive resource for health, rehabilitation, clinical, counselling and industrial psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational and physical therapists, family and ...

Author: Izabela Z. Schultz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489976272

Category: Psychology

Page: 721

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This comprehensive interdisciplinary synthesis focuses on the clinical and occupational intervention processes enabling workers to return to their jobs and sustain employment after injury or serious illness as well as ideas for improving the wide range of outcomes of entry and re-entry into the workplace. Information is accessible along key theoretical, research, and interventive lines, emphasizing a palette of evidence-informed approaches to return to work and stay at work planning and implementation, in the context of disability prevention. Condition-specific chapters detail best return to work and stay at work practices across diverse medical and psychological diagnoses, from musculoskeletal disorders to cancer, from TBI to PTSD. The resulting collection bridges the gap between research evidence and practice and gives readers necessary information from a range of critical perspectives. Among the featured topics: Understanding motivation to return to work: economy of gains and losses. Overcoming barriers to return to work: behavioral and cultural change. Program evaluation in return to work: an integrative framework. Working with stakeholders in return to work processes. Return to work after major limb loss. Improving work outcomes among cancer survivors. Return to work among women with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The Handbook of Return to Work is an invaluable, unique and comprehensive resource for health, rehabilitation, clinical, counselling and industrial psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational and physical therapists, family and primary care physicians, psychiatrists and physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as occupational medicine specialists, case and disability managers and human resource professionals. Academics and researchers across these fields will also find expert guidance and direction in these pages. It is an essential reading for all return to work and stay at work stakeholders.

Handbook of Work Disability

Included in the Handbook: Pain, chronicity, and disability. Measuring outcomes in work disability prevention. The influence of care providers on work disability. Psychosocial factors for disability and return to work.

Author: Patrick Loisel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462142

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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​This book addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Work disability does not only involve occupational disorders originating from the work or at the workplace, but addresses work absenteeism originating from any disorder or accident. This topic has become of primary importance due to the huge compensation costs and health issues involved. For employers it is a unique burden and in many countries compensation is not even linked to the cause of the disorder. In the past twenty years, studies have accumulated which emphasize the social causes of work disability. Governments and NGOs such as the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have produced alarming reports on the extent of this problem for developed and developing countries. However, no comprehensive book is presently available to help them address this emerging field where new knowledge should induce new ways of management.​


Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace

This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace.

Author: Robert J. Gatchel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1493906127

Category: Psychology

Page: 509

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This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace. Divided evenly between common occupational pain disorders, conceptual and methodological issues, and evidence-based intervention methods, this comprehensive reference presents current findings on prevalence, causation, and physical and psychological aspects common to these disorders. Attention is given to working-world concerns, including insurance and compensation issues and AMA guidelines for disability evaluations. Also, specialized chapters offer lenses for understanding and administering the best approaches for treating specific pain disorders, and explore what workplaces can do to accommodate affected employees and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

Ten Steps to Return to Work 1. Schedule an appointment with your occupational health physician as the professional who is there to help you with return to ...

Author: Michael Feuerstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387345620

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Not long ago, a cancer diagnosis was regarded as an automatic death sentence; today there are ten million survivors. Equally impressive is the growing number of clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of survivors’ lives and care. Yet despite this encouraging picture, there has never been a reliable central source for relevant clinical information — until now. This book, written by a cancer survivor and sixty other top scientist-practitioners, responds to the diverse needs of survivors and their support communities by comprehensively addressing the major issues in the field, from the burden of survivorship to secondary prevention.

Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness

Return-to-Work A subset of cancer patients continue to work after a cancer diagnosis. However, the number of hours at work can vary.

Author: Robert J. Gatchel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461448395

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

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This book integrates the growing clinical research evidence related to the emerging transdisciplinary field of occupational health and wellness. It includes a wide range of important topics, ranging from current conceptual approaches to health and wellness in the workplace, to common problems in the workplace such as presenteeism/abstenteeism, common illnesses, job-related burnout, to prevention and intervention methods. It consists of five major parts. Part I, “Introduction and Overviews,” provides an overview and critical evaluation of the emerging conceptual models that are currently driving the clinical research and practices in the field. This serves as the initial platform to help better understand the subsequent topics to be discussed. Part II, “Major Occupational Symptoms and Disorders,” exposes the reader to the types of critical occupational health risks that have been well documented, as well as the financial and productivity losses associated with them. In Part III, “Evaluation of Occupational Causes and Risks to Workers’ Health,” a comprehensive evaluation of these risks and causes of such occupational health threats is provided. This leads to Part IV, “Prevention and Intervention Methods,” which delineates methods to prevent or intervene with these potential occupational health issues. Part V, “Research, Evaluation, Diversity and Practice,” concludes the book with the review of epidemiological, measurement, diversity, policy, and practice issues–with guidelines on changes that are needed to decrease the economic and health care impact of illnesses in the workplace, and recommendations for future. All chapters provide a balance among theoretical models, current best-practice guidelines, and evidence-based documentation of such models and guidelines. The contributors were carefully selected for their unique knowledge, as well as their ability to meaningfully present this information in a comprehensive manner. As such, this Handbook is of great interest and use to health care and rehabilitation professionals, management and human resource personnel, researchers and academicians alike.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work Family Interface

Leave arrangements are considered an important lever to promote gender equality in employment especially as a way of encouraging the return to work of ...

Author: Kristen M. Shockley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108245072

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface is a response to growing interest in understanding how people manage their work and family lives across the globe. Given global and regional differences in cultural values, economies, and policies and practices, research on work-family management is not always easily transportable to different contexts. Researchers have begun to acknowledge this, conducting research in various national settings, but the literature lacks a comprehensive source that aims to synthesize the state of knowledge, theoretical progression, and identification of the most compelling future research ideas within field. The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface aims to fill this gap by providing a single source where readers can find not only information about the general state of global work-family research, but also comprehensive reviews of region-specific research. It will be of value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners of applied and organizational psychology, management, and family studies.

Handbook of Disability Studies

Can the return - to - work record be improved without cutting benefits or depriving those on the rolls of their legitimately earned benefits ?

Author: Gary L. Albrecht

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928744

Category: Medical

Page: 852

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This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability

Handbook of Severe Disability

If the client returns to such a setting too early, the probability that he will ... In this country, males are more likely to return to work than females.

Author: Walter C. Stolov

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756700249

Category:

Page: 445

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Chapter include: comprehensive rehabilitation: evaluation & treatment; psychosocial adjustment to chronic disease & disability; significant body systems; disability consequences of bed rest; spinal cord injury; neuromuscular diseases; peripheral neuropathies; multiple sclerosis; stroke & cerebral trauma: cerebral palsy; epilepsy; amputation; rheumatic diseases; organic musculoskeletal back disorders; chronic pain; alcoholism; drug abuse; mental illness; mental retardation; sexual adjustment to chronic disease & disability; cardiovascular diseases; pulmonary dysfunction; diabetes mellitus; end-stage renal disease; hemophilia; sickle cell disease; cancers; blindness & visual impairments; hearing impairments & deafness; burn; plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Handbook of Qualitative Health Research for Evidence Based Practice

14.3.2 Return-to-Work Activities at the Workplace Level A large body of qualitative research on return-towork following an occupational injury or illness ...

Author: Karin Olson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493929208

Category: Psychology

Page: 567

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This progressive reference redefines qualitative research as a crucial component of evidence-based practice and assesses its current and future impact on healthcare. Its introductory section explains the value of sociocultural context in case conceptualization, and ways this evidence can be integrated with quantitative findings to inform and transform practice. The bulk of the book's chapters review qualitative research in diverse areas, including pain, trauma, heart disease, COPD, and disabling conditions, and examine ways of effectively evaluating and applying qualitative data. This seismic shift in perception moves the healing professions away from traditional one-size-fits-all thinking and toward responsive, patient-centered care. Among the topics in the Handbook: ·Examining qualitative alternatives to categorical representation. ·The World Health Organization model of health: what evidence is needed? ·Qualitative research in mental health and mental illness. ·Qualitative evidence in pediatrics. ·The contribution of qualitative research to medication adherence. ·Qualitative evidence in health policy analysis. The Handbook of Qualitative Health Research for Evidence-Based Practice offers health and clinical psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, family physicians and other primary care providers new ways for understanding patients' health-related experiences and opens up new ways for developing interventions intended to improve health outcomes.

Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims

The health care provider can act as a facilitator for return to work. A recent study examined employees' recollection of their interaction with their doctor ...

Author: Izabela Z. Schultz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387289194

Category: Psychology

Page: 566

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Chronic back and neck pain. Whiplash. Fibromyalgia. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Intractable headaches. Depression. Anxiety and posttraumatic stress. Concussion. More than ever, the term workplace disabilities is synonymous with greater clinical and case management complexity and escalating personal, social, occupational and economic cost. Complex illnesses and injuries that defy a traditional medical management model continue to baffle medical, mental health, rehabilitation, compensation, corporate, and legal professionals despite new advances in diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation. The Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention and Prevention cuts through the confusion by integrating current theories and findings into a state-of-the-art tool for critical thinking, decision making, and effective practice. A book that synthesizes so many diverse viewpoints has the potential to influence both policy and practice across disciplines and cut through politicization of these still poorly understood conditions with evidence. The Handbook is important reading for all clinicians, professionals, and members of rehabilitation and disability management teams, across healthcare, occupational and compensation settings.

Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

Return to work after ischemic stroke: a methodological review. Neuroepidemiology. 2002;21:159–66. Treger I, Shames J, Giaquinto S, Ring H. Return to work in ...

Author: Reuben Escorpizo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319088254

Category: Medical

Page: 571

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This book presents the state of the art in the application and implementation of the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in the areas of vocational rehabilitation as a primary topic and disability evaluation as a secondary topic. Application of the ICF and implementation strategies toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to work disability and vocational rehabilitation programs are presented along with clinical cases and exercises. The ICF as a topic in health and disability has been gaining momentum since its approval by the World Health Assembly in 2001, and great progress has been made since then. However, the integration if the ICF in the realm of vocational rehabilitation has been lacking despite the fact that work and employment are a major area in people's lives, particularly those who have work disability. This book will advance the professional practice of vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, occupational medicine, and allied health science.

The Handbook of Salutogenesis

Significant resources needed for return to work after sick leave. Work, 25(3), 231–240. Hansen, A., Edlund, G., & Henningsson, M. (2006).

Author: Maurice B. Mittelmark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319046004

Category: Medical

Page: 461

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This in-depth survey of salutogenesis shows the breadth and strengths of this innovative perspective on health promotion, health care, and wellness. Background and historical chapters trace the development of the salutogenic model of health, and flesh out the central concepts, most notably generalized resistance resources and the sense of coherence, that differentiate it from pathogenesis. From there, experts describe a range of real-world applications within and outside health contexts, from positive psychology to geriatrics, from small towns to corrections facilities, and from school and workplace to professional training. Perspectives from scholars publishing in languages other than English show the global relevance of the field. Among the topics in the Handbook: · Emerging ideas relevant to the salutogenic model of health · Specific resistance resources in the salutogenic model of health · The sense of coherence and its measurement · The application of salutogenesis in communities and neighborhoods · The application of salutogenesis to health development in youth with chronic conditions · The application of salutogenesis in mental health care settings The Handbook of Salutogenesis summarizes an increasingly salient field for graduate and professional students of public health, nursing, psychology, and medicine, and for their instructors. It will also appeal to health-related academicians and professionals who wish to have a thorough grounding in the topic.

Handbook of Pain Syndromes

Finally, job satisfaction has also been found to relate to return to work and the prevention of chronicity (see Turk, 1997, for a review of these factors).

Author: Andrew R. Block

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113480654X

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

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Pain syndromes involve a complex interaction of medical and psychological factors. In each syndrome unique physiological mechanisms are mediated by emotional states, personality traits, and environmental pressures to determine the nature and extent of pain complaints and pain-related disability. The Handbook addresses the complexities of chronic pain in three ways. Section I describes general concerns that cross-cut the different syndromes, such as the use of narcotic pain medications, the detection of deception and malingering, and the epidemiology of pain. Section II presents comprehensive reviews of a wide range of pain syndromes. Each covers basic pathophysiology, psychological factors found to influence the course of the syndrome, and syndrome-specific multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Most of the Section II chapters are coauthored by psychologists and physicians. Section III discusses pain in special populations, including the elderly and children. The Handbook is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and integrated single-volume resource for all those professionally concerned with pain.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership Change and Organizational Development

A key finding from the studies reviewed above suggests that communication with the employee and with the organization in the return to work and ...

Author: H. Skipton Leonard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111832644X

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover leadership and employee well-being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership-culture fit Contributors include David Cooperrider, Manfred Kets de Vries, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Staale Einarsen, David Day, Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe, Michael Chaskalson and Bernard Burnes

Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work

their jobs through word of mouth recruitment, the importance of social networks in ... take on less well paid work, and then return to the industry later in ...

Author: Dr Hazel Conley

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409459098

Category: Law

Page: 344

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Workplace discrimination is an experience that, despite four decades of equality legislation, continues to blight the lives of thousands every year. Discrimination persists on the protected grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment, as well as where no legal protection exists such as in relation to class background or migration status. The Handbook discusses recent changes in equality legislation as well as considering the limitations of legal frameworks in addressing inequality. However, complying with the law is only the first step towards addressing discrimination in the workplace, and the book goes beyond the law and provides evidence of good practice in promoting organisational culture change, as well as considering future directions for policy on equality action. The Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work looks at both social justice and business case perspectives, and its message is not a negative one. The contributors have considerable depth of understanding of workplace discrimination, both as academics and equality practitioners, their work has contributed to policy formation and all are committed to improving the lives of people at work. They offer insights into existing international developments and make suggestions for the ways in which positive change can be realised. Practitioners, such as human resources professionals and other managers involved in addressing equality at work, trade unionists, equality trainers, and academics concerned with researching or teaching in the areas of employment and equality will all find this book of interest. Furthermore, it will be of value to students in the fields of business and management, employment law, equality and diversity and human resource management.

The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology

Figure 5.2 Patient heart drawings the heart is related to speed of return to work and later perceptions of recovery (Broadbent, Petrie, Ellis, Ying & Gamble ...

Author: Stephen Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787164X

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology represents a landmark work in the field, gathering together in a single volume contributions from an internationally renowned group of scholars. It provides a definitive, one-stop, authoritative guide to the major themes and debates in health psychology, both past and present, and should in time become a classic reference work for a wide, international readership. Its coverage is comprehensive, both traditional and innovative, and reflects the latest in global health psychology research from a wide perspective. This includes the latest work in epidemiology of health and illness, health-related cognitions, chronic illness, interventions in changing health behaviour, research methods in health psychology and biological mechanisms of health and disease. As a result its potential as an authoritative entry point to those new to the discipline as well as those already working inside it is very high. Given its breadth of content and accessibility, the Handbook will be indispensable for advanced students as well as researchers. Expertly organized by editors of international stature, and authored by a similar team of luminaries in the field, this single volume Handbook is an essential purchase for individuals and librarians worldwide. Advisory Editors: Professor Karen Matthews PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer Freie Universität Berlin Professor Shelley Taylor PhD UCLA Professor Jane Wardle University College London Professor Robert West St. George's Hospital Medical School

Handbook of Pain and Aging

By far, the strongest variable related to return to work in clients entering work-hardening programs was length of disability, whether measured as time ...

Author: David I. Mostofsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 148990283X

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

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From time to time, professional journals and edited volumes devote some of their pages to considerations of pain and aging as they occur among the aged in different cultures and populations. One starts from several reasonable assumptions, among them that aging per se is not a disease process, yet the risk and frequency of disease processes increase with ongoing years. The physical body's functioning and ability to restore all forms of damage and insult slow down, the immune system becomes compromised, and the slow-growing pathologies reach their critical mass in the later years. The psychological body also becomes weaker, with unfulfilled promises and expectations, and with tragedies that visit individuals and families, and the prospect that whatever worlds remain to be conquered will most certainly not be met with success in the rapidly passing days and years that can only culminate in death. Despair and depression coupled with infirmity and sensory and! or motor inefficiency aggravate both the threshold and the tolerance for discomfort and synergistically collaborate to perpetuate a vicious cycle in which the one may mask the other. Although the clinician is armed with the latest advances in medicine and phar macology, significant improvement continues to elude her or him. The geriatric specialist, all too familiar with such realities, usually can offer little else than a hortative to "learn to live with it," but the powers and effectiveness of learning itself have declined.

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology

Along with efforts in risk prevention, health promotion and disease management, organizations have to consider the importance of return to work programmes ...

Author: Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470682395

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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Now in its third edition, this authoritative handbook offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of work and health psychology. Updated edition of a highly successful handbook Focuses on the applied aspects of work and health psychology New chapters cover emerging themes in this rapidly growing field Prestigious team of editors and contributors

Oxford Handbook of General Practice

Time off work In the UK , 31.2 million working days were lost due to work ... the less likely that person is to return to work ; someone who has been off ...

Author: Chantal Simon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192535722

Category: Medical

Page: 1184

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The well-loved Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a lifeline for busy GPs, medical students, and healthcare professionals. With hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, this essential handbook covers the entire breadth and depth of general practice in small sections that can be located, read, and digested in seconds. Now in its fifth edition, the Handbook has been fully revised to reflect the major new developments shaping general practice today. Fully updated with the latest guidelines and protocols, this edition offers even more full colour diagrams and tables, and colour-coded chapters on general practice (green), clinical topics (purple), and emergencies (red). Covering the whole of general practice from practice management to hands-on advice dealing with acute medical emergencies, this comprehensive, rapid-reference text will ensure that everything you need to know is only a fingertip away.