This book provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. As such, the book is suitable for medical students, general practitioners and postgraduate students in occupational medicine. Other occupational health practitioners and occupational health nurses should also find this book useful. The main approach of most chapters is to examine occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems, eg. respiratory disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, dermatological disorders. The book also contains chapters on screening and routine medical examinations, health promotion at the workplace, assessment of disability for compensation, medical planning and management of industrial disasters and the prevention of occupational diseases. Further, case studies have been incorporated in the chapters to make clear the relevant issues. The contributors to the book are a mix of international and regional occupational health specialists and clinicians.
This book should be a valuable starting point for the health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as to those intending to specialize in occupational medicine.
Work and health, J. Jeyaratnam and D. Koh; renal disorders, K.S. Chia and E. Lee; cardiovascular disorders, W.O. Phoon; respiratory disorders, H.S. Lee and Y.T. Wang; skin disorders, D. Koh and C.L. Goh; haematological disorders, K.S. Chia and R. Suri; neurological disorders, S.E. Chia and P.N. Chong; mental health, J.L. Kearns; reproductive disorders, D. Headapohl and J. LaDou; musculoskeletal disorders, E.H. Lee and H.K. Wong; gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders, K.G. Rampal and I. Noorhassim; eye disorders, M.A. Cooke; occupational cancers, K.S. Chia and H.P. Lee; industrial disasters - medical planning and management, M.K. Lim et al; health screening and periodic medical examinations, C.S. Lai and S.M. Lee; health promotion at the workplace, I.R. Gardner; assessment of disability for compensation, W.H. Phoon et al; prevention of occupational diseases, J. Jeyaratnam and D. Koh.