Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects, Fifth Edition
In this highly regarded resource, expert authors provide practical guidance on the employment potential of anyone with an illness or disability as well as examining the art and skills of fitness for work assessment and its ethical framework. Chapters are organized by medical condition for ease of reference.
New chapters on work in cancer survivors, health promotion in the workplace, and managing and avoiding absence due to sickness.
Publication Date 2013 Format Softcover, 741 pages Product Code 24092
AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, Second Edition
Formerly titled A PHYSICIAN'S GUIDE TO RETURN TO WORK, this easy-to-read publication is designed to help physicians and primary care professionals understand risk, capacity, and tolerance, and to guide the reader through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Chapters are organized by body system. Includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.
Publication Date 2011 Format Softcover, 450 pages Product Code 50019
AMA Guides to Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, Second Edition
Significantly expanded, the second edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is a comprehensive guide to the understanding of causation. It provides the basis for the thought processes that factor into disease and injury causation analysis and clarifies some of the differences between medical and legal requirements with respect to probability and decision-making. Recommended reading for anyone involved with handling disability evaluations and injury cases. Ideal for physicians, nurse case managers, health care providers, state workers' compensation, and legislative bodies.
New to the second edition:
Chapters have been added to address causation perspectives by specialty, international causation, issues for public safety personnel as well as the effects of whole body vibration on the spine.
Publication Date 2013 Format Softcover, 792 pages Product Code 50021
Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems: Essentials for the Health Care Professional
Written for front-line health care professionals who do not have specialized training in evaluating patients with regard to work capacity, but who often find themselves facing patients who believe they are unable to work because of a health condition. This essential resource is designed to help medical and psychological health care professionals understand, navigate, and communicate effectively in the complex world of disability systems and claims.
- -Fundamental principles of disability evaluations and causation analysis
- -Guidance for navigating common forms, family medical leave, public and private disability, and workers' compensation systems
- -An introduction to disability evaluation as it interfaces with the legal system
- - Thorough references that provide the reader with easy access to more detailed material
Publication Date 2016 Format Softcover, 191 pages Product Code 50023
Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability, How to Request, Interpret, and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations
Provides a practical approach based on latest evidence for functional capacity evaluations (FCEs). Includes patient, medical, and legal implications with observations on psychological and motivational status.
Publication Date 2010 Format Softcover, 340 pages Product Code 50015
Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition
The AMA's newly revised Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, sixth edition, emphasizes the fundamental skills physicians need to evaluate and communicate patient impairments.
The sixth edition applies both terminology from and an analytical framework based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), to generate five impairment classes which permit the rating of the patient from no impairment to most severe. A diagnosis-based grid has been developed for each organ system. The grid arranges commonly used ICD-9 diagnoses within the five classes of impairment severity, according to the consensus-based dominant criterion.
Functionally based histories, physical findings and broadly accepted objective clinical test results are integrated where applicable to help physicians determine the grade within the impairment class. The result is a decision that is both transparent and reproducible.
Publication Date 2008 Format Hardcover, 634 pages Product Code 50012
Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition
New 6th edition released January 2008 (see item 50012). For almost 30 years, GUIDES TO THE EVALUATION OF PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT has been providing practitioners with a uniform way to measure, evaluate, and report impairment.
Publication Date 2001 Format Hardcover, 613 pages Product Code 50006
AMA Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment
This companion to the AMA Guides sets standards for measuring joint range-of-motion. Use it to: Enhance your impairment evaluations; Maximize reproducibility of your measurements; Reduce variability between evaluators; Give your impairment evaluations greater reproducibility and credibility. Order your copy now!
Publication Date 2002 Format Hardcover, 108 pages Product Code 50008
The DOT Medical Examination: A Guide to Commercial Drivers' Medical Certification, Fifth Edition
Practical and easy to use, this "go to" source for guidance on the medical qualification determination of a commercial driver continues to be a bestseller. Information has been assembled from a variety of sources, including the Federal Register, and distilled by the co-authors for practical use by the clinician conducting the exams.
Publication Date 2010 Format Paperback, 342 pages ISBN 978-1-883595-53-1 Product Code 23101
AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Ophthalmic Impairment and Disability, Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Activities of Daily Life
Authored by Dr. Bernard Blais, practicing ophthalmologist and clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, this new guide on vision and visual impairment can be used to determine if visual impairment or disability exists, the severity of the diagnosis, and how this translates into whether a person is able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or possibly related occupational duties.
Publication Date 2011 Format Softcover, 270 pages Product Code 50018