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Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie


The relationship between health and work is widely recognised as complex and multifaceted. In the context of an ageing population, our ability to enable people with health issues to continue working is becoming more critical. This multi-disciplinary volume brings together up-to-the-minute research investigating how we can define and operationalise a bio-psychosocial model of ill health in order to improve work participation in an ageing workforce. It covers a variety of topics that are central to the development of effective policies for health in the workplace: the make-up and dimensions of m ... More

Keywords: work and wellbeing, ill health, ageing workforce, multi-disciplinary approach, health promotion, work environments

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428080
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Vickerstaff, editor

Chris Phillipson, editor

Ross Wilkie, editor

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One Work, health and wellbeing: an introduction

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie

Seven The changing profile of incapacity claimants

Christina Beatty, and Fothergill Steve

Nine The fall of work stress and the rise of wellbeing

David Wainwright, and Michael Calnan

Twelve Case study: organisational change and employee health and wellbeing in the NHS

Julia Gibbs, Wendy Loretto, Tina Kowalski, and Stephen Piatt

Fourteen Conclusion: setting the agenda for future research

Chris Phillipson, Ross Wilkie, and Sarah Vickerstaff

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