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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 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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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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