Fitness for Work

Fitness for Work : The Medical Aspects

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 170.18 x 243.84 x 38.1mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 50 halftones and line drawings
  • 0199643245
  • 9780199643240
  • 168,990

About Keith T. Palmer

Professor Palmer was Editor-in-chief of the BMJ Group journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine from 2004-2009. Currently, he chairs the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and serves as Academic Dean and Deputy President of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London. Professor of Occupational Medicine at the University of Southampton, he has held a full-time tenured Medical Research Council (MRC) consultant grade post in occupational epidemiology in Southampton continuously since 1995, receiving a personal chair in 2007. Professor Palmer has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and reports covering many topics related to work and health. In 2012 he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Pesticides. Dr Brown is a medically qualified registered specialist and consultant in occupational medicine and toxicology. He is also a graduate in agricultural biochemistry and nutrition and has a wide range of knowledge and experience covering occupational health medicine, toxicology, agriculture, and food safety. Dr Brown is Director of Occupational Health and Head of Department at the University of Oxford and Honorary NHS Consultant Physician. He was formally independent chair of the government's Pesticide Residues Committee, serving from 2000 until 2011, and remains a member of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances of the Health and Safety Executive Board. Dr Brown is also Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs, a member of the General Advisory Committee on Science of the Food Standards Agency, and has been appointed as a strategic advisor to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. John Hobson is a practising consultant occupational physician. He has been the honorary editor of the journal Occupational Medicine for over ten years. He holds academic appointments in occupational medicine at Keele, Manchester and Birmingham universities.show more

Review quote

'In my view the book is essential for all who practice occupational health, not just occupational physicians who are its main intended audience. I think it would also, in parts or as a whole, be of value to human resources, the legal profession and health and safety practitioners who would gain from the chapters on sickness absence prevention and management, ethics and health screening. It is keenly priced and should be on everyoneas bookshelf.' Occupational Medicine 'It has deservedly become the valued 'bible' of occupational health and as such a key resource for all groups of occupational health practitioners, safety staff, human resources managers, and a wide range of other clinical and public health specialists working in hospitals and primary care...the content of this book has been revised to ensure that it continues to provide appropriate and authoritative up-to-date guidance to all who are involved in addressing health issues associated with employment.' Public Health '...the standard textbook of occupational medicine...Four editions in 20 years is a remarkable achievement for any medical textbook and reflects not only the changes and advances in medicine, legislation and the practice of occupational medicine that have occurred, but also the esteem in which the book is now held.' Occupational Health '[This book] is virtually an exclusive library in its own right...an organically expanding compendium of contemporary wisdom and reference for many professionals in countless areas of care, research and discovery. The successive forewards and prefaces to all four editions make inspiring and provocative reading, well worth introductory browsing time to realise the full design and value of the work.' RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Journal 'Occupational physicians and occupational health nurses are more and more involved in litigation cases and, for this alone, this book should be required reading. ... no occupational physician, occupational health nurse, GP nor any person who may have to sit on, or give evidence to, an industrial tribunal should be without this comprehensive book.' Chronic Neck Pain Blog Now in its fifth edition, this book provides an encyclopedic view of the 40 most important issues in occupational medicine. In a decidedly a Commonwealth view of the topic, the book delves deeply into the origins, context, and outcome for conditions ranging from the dermatological to cancer survivorship and work itself. Coming at a time of global change and undertaking, the book explores new developments related to the issue of people being able to perform their jobs while accepting certain health limitations. The expanded notion of so-called disability in the setting of work is refreshing... This book is as useful to primary care practitioners as it is to those engaged in occupational medicine and ancillary fields. It is also a good reference for risk assessors and decision makers... I found myself sharing parts of this comprehensive, insightful, and interesting book with others. J. Thomas Pierce, Navy Environmental Health Center, for Doody's, July 2013 In my view the book is essential for all who practice occupational health, not just occupational physicians who are its main intended audience. I think it would also, in parts or as a whole, be of value to human resources, the legal profession and health and safety practitioners who would gain from the chapters on sickness absence prevention and management, ethics and health screening. It is keenly priced and should be on everyones bookshelf. Occupational Medicine, August 2013show more

Table of contents

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 VIBRATIONSshow more