AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work
Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work helps professionals confidently handle the key concerns of risk, capacity and tolerance related to return to work and work ability issues. It includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.
The second edition features new chapters, updated approaches and references from more than 20 new contributors.
New Information to Help With Work Ability Assessments
New chapters include Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetric and Hematology-Oncology. There is now a chapter addressing international perspectives on return to work. Separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters replace a single cardiopulmonary chapter. Other highlights include:
Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis
Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving
Current science on functional capacity evaluations
Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines
Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines
Tips on negotiating with patients
Tables that contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis