ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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This new edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concentrates more on the newer kinds of occupational disease including those (like RSI and pesticide poisoning) where exposure and effects are difficult to understand. There is specific emphasis on work, health and wellbeing, with links to public health, health promotion, the value of work, disabled people at work, the aging workforce, vocational rehabilitation, evidence based practice, and further chapters on the health effects of climate change and of occupational health and safety in relation to migration and terrorism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 220 x 277 x 10mm | 500g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • 144433817X
  • 9781444338171
  • 478,593

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As attitudes to work and wellbeing evolve and our understanding of the relationship between health and the world around us grows - occupational and environmental medicine is changing rapidly.



This third edition of ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides comprehensive guidance on current occupational and environmental health practice. All chapters have been fully revised and brought up-to-date, with an increased emphasis on work, health and wellbeing throughout. It includes new material on vocational rehabilitation, disabled people at work, evidence based practice and the ageing workforce. Further sections cover emerging kinds of occupational disease such as electromagnetic radiation, and look at the health effects of climate change and of occupational health and safety in relation to migration and terrorism.



Written by an international team of experts, ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a practical resource for general practitioners, medical students, public health and allied health care professionals, human resources managers and occupational health trainees.
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Table of contents

Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Hazards of Work 1 David Snashall 2 HealthWork and Wellbeing 7 Nerys Williams 3 Assessing theWork Environment 11 Keith T. Palmer and David Coggon 4 Practising Occupational Health 17 Anil Adisesh 5 Legal Aspects 24 Martyn Davidson 6 Ethics 31 Paul Litchfield 7 Fitness for Work 36 William Davies 8 Musculoskeletal Disorders 45 Kim Burton and Nicholas Kendall 9 Mental Health 51 Samuel B. Harvey and Max Henderson 10 Skin Disorders 59 Ian R. White 11 Respiratory Disorders 63 Ira Madan and Paul Cullinan 12 Infections 68 Dipti Patel 13 Occupational Cancers 80 John Hobson 14 Disorders of Uncertain Aetiology 88 Andy Slovak 15 Physical Agents 94 Ron McCaig 16 Ergonomics and Human Factors 107 Joanne O. Crawford 17 Genetics and Reproduction 113 Nicola Cherry 18 The AgeingWorkforce 117 Sarah Harper 19 Travel 122 Derek R. Smith Peter A. Leggat and Dipti Patel 20 Emerging Issues 129 Judy Sng and David Koh 21 Pollution 135 Robert Maynard 22 Global Health 140 Paolo Vineis Index 149
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Review Text

" It is extremely good value for its price as each chapter has been extensively researched and updated and has suggestions and references for further reading to explore the subject material in more detail." ( Journal of Occupational Medicine , 30 May 2013)
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It is extremely good value for its price as each chapter has been extensively researched and updated and has suggestions and references for further reading to explore the subject material in more detail. (Journal of Occupational Medicine, 30 May 2013)
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About David Snashall

David Snashall, Professor of Occupational Medicine, King s College London, Honorary Consultant and Clinical Director, Occupational Health and Safety Services, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Dipti Patel, Consultant Occupational Health Physician, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Director of Clinical Services, Medical Advisory Services for Traveller's Abroad
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