1st Edition

Fundamentals of Health at Work

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ISBN 9780419248309
Published February 5, 2001 by CRC Press
197 Pages 50 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Fundamentals of Health at Work is an engaging re-assessment of workplace health, with particular emphasis on the neglected issues of the social context of the working environment and the impact on individuals of their workplaces. In looking at the historical context of the subject and at the concepts of health and illness, a selective series of thoughts emerge linking history, organizational development and health improvement. This text is comprehensive and unique in its multi-disciplinary analysis. It explores workplace health from its theoretical foundations and draws together the themes of occupational medicine, health and safety, workplace health development and occupational health.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. Historical background. Concepts of work. Concepts of Health and Illness. Organisation of Work and Health. Psychosocial Approaches to Health at Work. Schools of Workplace Health Development. Workplace Health Promotion. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

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Senior lecturer in Health Studies at De Montfort University, UK.


'Wilkinson has an attractive writing style. She uses relatively plain language in an area in which jargon, legalese and dry, technical exposition often tend to make for tedious reading.' Ergonomics Abstracts