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First published in 1988, Fitness for Work has grown to become the UK 'bible' of occupational health and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine's flagship publication. This fourth edition reflects significant developments in legislation and guidelines, and changes in the information requirementsof those working in the field. Demographic factors, such as an ageing population, and changes in work practice and social and political policy, mean the need for advice on the effects of medical conditions on employment and working capability is increasing. In keeping with previous editions, chapters are organized by medical condition, and co-authored by both a topic specialist and a specialist occupational physician. The reader will find practical guidance on the employment potential and assessment of anyone with an illness or disability. There isadditional coverage of the ethical and legal aspects of ill health at work. There is an attempt to discuss and include, where possible, the evidence base and guidelines behind the findings. This update also reflects recent government focus on a more holistic approach to health problems inemployment, and initiatives to encourage people to stay at work and return to work, rather than supporting them at home. To an extent, occupational medicine must be tailored to individual patients under unique and specific circumstance. However, this book provides a wealth of useful consensus guidance, codes of practice, and locally evolved standards, to enable clinical judgements to be made. It is the mostcomprehensive text available on the effects of ill health on employment.
Table of Contents
A General Framework for Assessing Fitness for Work
Legal Aspects of Fitness for Work
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Support and Rehabilitation - Restoring Fitness for Work
Ethics for Occupational Physicians
Mental Health and Psychiatric Disorders
Vision and Eye Disorders
Hearing and Vestibular Disorders
Orthopaedics and Trauma of the Limbs
Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders
Diabetes Mellitus and Other Endocrine Disorders
Renal and Urological Disease
Women at Work
Fitness for Work Following Surgery
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Alcohol and Drugs Misuse
Work and The Older Employee
Ill Health Retirement
Fitness to Drive
The Medical Assessment of Working Divers
General Aspects of Fitness for Work Overseas
Workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration: Health surveillance and fitness for work
Returning to work after intensive care treatment
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