Disability Management and Workplace Integration: International Research Findings

Disability Management and Workplace Integration: International Research Findings

By: Henry G. Harder (author), Thomas Geisen (editor)Hardback

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Disability Management is perceived and understood to be an important approach to reducing the negative impact, for workers and the company, of absence due to illness and accidents, and to assisting those with disabilities to enter or re-enter the workplace. Disability Management has already become established in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Recently European countries have begun to promote the approach in order to reduce illness related expenses and avoid unemployment, early retirement and costs to the welfare state. In Disability Management and Workplace Integration leading researchers from around the World consider the development of Disability Management over the last three decades. They examine the on-going debate about methodology and implementation of disability management strategies and programmes, highlighting the critical debate about the implications of a stricter cost-benefit approach to Disability Management theory and practice. Professionals involved in workplace integration, researchers approaching workplace integration from a variety of perspectives such as sociology; rehabilitative medicine; psychology; education; social policy; and economics, and students on a range of courses, will appreciate this valuable book.

About Author

Dr Thomas Geisen is a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, in Olten. His research interests are in workplace integration and migration. He runs a further education programme in disability management, has carried out substantial research projects, and is a widely published author. Dr Henry G. Harder is Professor and Chair of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research interests are in disability, workplace mental health, suicide and aboriginal health. He is an active scholar, who has published extensively and made presentations throughout the world.


Contents: Disability management: an introduction, Henry G. Harder and Thomas Geisen; Part I Theory and Empirical Research in Disability Management Practice: Workplace disability management as an instrument for human resources and organizational development, Thomas Geisen; Using action research to develop effective disability management programs, Christine Randall and Nicholas Buys; The role of workplace social support in disability management, Gregory C. Murphy and Mary A. O'Hare; Changes in managing disability at the workplace in Germany: chances of professionalization?, Dorte Bernhard, Mathilde Niehaus and Britta Marfels; Human rights and duty to accommodate in employment: perspectives from Canada, Daniel Huang, Shannon L. Wagner and Henry G. Harder; How to deal with disability-related diversity: opportunities and pitfalls, Stephan A. Bohm, David J.G. Dwertmann and Mirian K. Baumgartner. Part II Disability Management in Various Countries: The development of disability management in China, Ignatius Tak Sun Yu, Dan Tang, K.K. Chan, F.K. Ip and Karen Y.L. Lo-Hui; A framework for success: CRS Australia's approach to disability management, Alison Angelton; Disability management: new methodology to support workplace reintegration in Belgium, Marthe Verjans, An Rommel, Elizabeth Tijtgat and Katrien Bruyninx; Workplace disability management: findings of an empirical investigation of Swiss companies, Thomas Giesen, Annette Lichtenauer, Christophe Roulin and Georg Schielke; European perspectives on disability management (1999-2009): insights and developments, Donal F. McAnaney. Part III Illness, Rehabilitation and Disability Management: Occupational integration management at the Enzensberg Clinic, Joachim Maier and Gisela Riedl; Disability management or orthopaedic disorders: a pilot project, Lutz Trowitzsch, Desiree Herbold, Bernhard Koch and Birgit-Christiane Leineweber; Occupational stress and mental illness: an overview for disability managers, Shannon L. Wagner and Henry G. Harder; Type 2 diabetes in the workplace: perspectives in Canada and United States, Mamdouh Shubair; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409418887
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9781409418887
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 140941888X

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