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The Concept of Work Ability
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2008 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book contains a systematic analysis of the notion of work ability. The analysis is particularly focused on the following three contexts: medical insurance, training for a vocation or a profession and evaluation of a job seeker. The first part of the book presents and briefly analyzes some methods and instruments designed for characterizing and assessing work ability. The second part gives a theoretical foundation for the analysis of work ability. Here the author presents an original taxonomy of competencies and other qualifications for work and proposes a new definition of work ability. The third part is devoted to the issue of work ability and its relation to medical conditions. In addition to a description of certain legislations in the medico-insurance field, this part of the book contains a substantial analysis of the notion of disease and an attempt to determine whether there is a viable notion of disease that can answer the demands of objectivity raised by offices of social insurance.

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Bruxelles, New York: P.I.E. Peter Lang , 2008. , 234 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43630Local ID: 74454ISBN: 978-90-5201-450-0ISBN: 90-5201-450-7OAI: diva2:264490
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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