Disability Management and Workplace Integration: International Research Findings

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Thomas Geisen, Henry George Harder
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Workplace Disability Management as an Instrument
13
Using Action Research to Develop Effective Disability
27
The Role of Workplace Social Support in Disability Management
43
Changes in Managing Disability in the Workplace
59
Opportunities
85
DISABILITY MANAGEMENT IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
99
CRS Australias Approach
113
Findings of an Empirical
145
European Perspectives on Disability Management
161
Occupational Integration Management at the Enzensberg Clinic
179
A Pilot
195
An Overview
215
Perspectives in Canada
231
Index
241
Copyright

New Methodology to Support
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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.

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