PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW.- Conceptual Approaches to Health and Wellness: An Overview .- Theories of Psychological Stress at Work.- The Growth of Occupational Health Psychology.- PART II: MAJOR SYMPTOMS AND DISORDERS IN THE WORKPLACE .- Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Pain.- Cardiovascular Disease and the Workplace.- Challenges Related to Mental Health in the Workplace.- Cancer in the Workplace.- The Problem of Abstenteeism and Presenteeism in the Workplace.- Occupational Burnout.- Self-medication and Illicit Drug Use in the Workplace.- Beyond the Playground: Bullying in the Workplace and its Relation to Mental and Physical Health Outcomes.- PART III: EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL CAUSES AND RISKS TO WORKERS' HEALTH.- Mental Health Issues Relate to Healthy vs. Non-Healthy Workplaces.- Workplace Injury and Illness, Safety Engineering, Economics and Social Capital.- The Role of Work Schedule in Occupational Health and Safety.- Work-Family Balance Issues and Work-Leave Policies.- Workers' Compensation and its Potential for Perpetuation of Disability.- PART IV: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION METHODS.- Health and Wellness Promotion in the Workplace .- Stress Reduction Programs for the Workplace .- Primary and Secondary Prevention of Illness in the Workplace.- Organizational Aspects of Work Acommodations and Retention in Mental Health.- Employee Assistance Programs: Evidence and Current Trends.- PART V: RESEARCH, EVALUATION, DIVERSITY & PRACTICE.- Epidemiological Methods for Determining Potential Occupational Health and Illness Issues .- Program Evaluation of Prevention and Intervention Methods .- Gender and Cultural Considerations in the Workplace .- Addressing Occupational Workplace Issues "In Action": An Ongoing Study of Academic Nursing Program Directors.
This book integrates the growing clinical research evidence related to the emerging transdisciplinary field of occupational health and wellness. It includes a wide range of important topics, ranging from current conceptual approaches to health and wellness in the workplace, to common problems in the workplace such as presenteeism/abstenteeism, common illnesses, job-related burnout, to prevention and intervention methods. It consists of five major parts. Part I, "Introduction and Overviews," provides an overview and critical evaluation of the emerging conceptual models that are currently driving the clinical research and practices in the field. This serves as the initial platform to help better understand the subsequent topics to be discussed. Part II, "Major Occupational Symptoms and Disorders," exposes the reader to the types of critical occupational health risks that have been well documented, as well as the financial and productivity losses associated with them. In Part III, "Evaluation of Occupational Causes and Risks to Workers' Health," a comprehensive evaluation of these risks and causes of such occupational health threats is provided. This leads to Part IV, "Prevention and Intervention Methods," which delineates methods to prevent or intervene with these potential occupational health issues. Part V, "Research, Evaluation, Diversity and Practice," concludes the book with the review of epidemiological, measurement, diversity, policy, and practice issues-with guidelines on changes that are needed to decrease the economic and health care impact of illnesses in the workplace, and recommendations for future. All chapters provide a balance among theoretical models, current best-practice guidelines, and evidence-based documentation of such models and guidelines. The contributors were carefully selected for their unique knowledge, as well as their ability to meaningfully present this information in a comprehensive manner. As such, this Handbook is of great interest and use to health care and rehabilitation professionals, management and human resource personnel, researchers and academicians alike.
State-of-the-art integrative and critical review of the conceptual, methodological, and practical aspects of occupational health and wellness
Emerging and controversial topics addressed in an evidence-based and scholarly balanced manner
Outstanding multidisciplinary experts selected to represent the best international advances, with particular contribution of experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, and European Union