ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 3rd Edition. ABC Series

  • ID: 2224115
  • December 2012
  • 164 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

1 Hazards of Work, 1
David Snashall

2 Health,Work 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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“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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