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.

chapter 1|10 pages

Disability Management

An Introduction

part I|87 pages

Theory and Empirical Research in Disability Management Practice

part II|77 pages

Disability Management in Various Countries

chapter 9|18 pages

A Framework for Success

CRS Australia’s Approach to Disability Management

chapter 10|14 pages

Disability Management

New Methodology to Support Workplace Reintegration in Belgium

chapter 11|16 pages

Workplace Disability Management

Findings of an Empirical Investigation of Swiss Companies

chapter 12|16 pages

European Perspectives on Disability Management (1999–2009)

Insights and Developments

part III|63 pages

Illness, Rehabilitation and Disability Management

chapter 15|16 pages

Occupational Stress and Mental Illness

An Overview for Disability Managers

chapter 16|10 pages

Type 2 Diabetes in the Workplace

Perspectives in Canada and the United States