This book for health professionals is about helping people who have been off sick return to work. Its straightforward, practical advice will enable doctors and nurses make a real difference in helping their patients remain actively in employment.
Clinicians emphasise the importance of rest, and therefore of relief from work, to aid the natural healing that occurs with the passage of time. But often that understanding is unmatched by advice and encouragement about timely return to work following illness or injury and the benefits for health and wellbeing.
This book is designed to fill a gap common in clinical practice, by showing ways of helping and encouraging patients to return to or even to stay in work when they fall sick or are injured or are disabled. It is heavily based on personal experience of the authors, and is illustrated by vignettes that bring out significant clinical dilemmas.