Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects, 6th Edition (PDF Book)
Fitness for Work: The Bible of Occupational Health by John Hobson and Julia Smedley
Fitness for Work has earned its reputation as the most comprehensive resource available on the relationship between ill health and employment. This book provides specialist advice on health hazards in the workplace, fitness for work, and rehabilitation after illness or injury. The sixth edition is fully revised and updated, based on the latest research evidence and clinical advances.
This invaluable source argues that in a suitable role, an employee can derive immense benefits to their health and well-being from work. It emphasizes the importance of reducing inappropriate barriers to work for those who have overcome an injury or disease and those who live with chronic conditions. The book discusses the impact of a patient’s health on work, and how they can be supported to gain or remain in employment. It also covers the social aspects of work and problems associated with our ageing workforce and changing population, making it a truly current source.
The book is divided into two parts. The first half covers the general principles of fitness to work and occupational health practice, such as legal aspects, ethical principles, health promotion, health surveillance, and general principles of rehabilitation. The second half features chapters co-authored by a topic specialist and a specialist occupational physician and is arranged by clinical specialty or topic. Each specialty chapter outlines the conditions covered, their prevalence and impact, and discusses the clinical aspects and treatment that affects work capacity. All recommendations are evidence-based and make use of the NICE guidelines.
Fitness for Work also presents tactics on sickness absence, ill health retirement, medication, transport, vibration, and travel. This book is an essential resource for all occupational health practitioners.
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; 6th edition (April 21, 2019)
- Language : English
- Format : eBook Digital
- Page count : 888 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0198808658
- ISBN-13 : 978-0198808657