Arthritis and Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407023543, 9781483192130

Arthritis and Society

1st Edition

The Impact of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Editors: Nortin M. Hadler Dennis B. Gillings
eBook ISBN: 9781483192130
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th November 1985
Page Count: 308
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Arthritis and Society examines the interaction between the structure of our society and the impact of rheumatic diseases on the lifestyle of those afflicted. It has drawn the distinction between the private and public experience of illness in order to produce a comprehensive analysis of the impact of musculoskeletal disease on society.
This book is organized into three main sections. Section 1 analyzes the personal experience of pain of the groups frequently afflicted and discusses the epidemiology and scope of the systemic rheumatic diseases. Section 2 views the plight of those suffering from rheumatic disease from a different perspective. Section 3 highlights the importance of appropriate care and of establishing a more compassionate society which can help lessen the impact of the disease. It also considers the role of rehabilitation.
This book will be of interest to people dealing with studies on arthritis and other rheumatic disease and also those interested in understanding the impact on societal structure on healthcare issues.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Impact on Personal Life


1 The Impact of Inflammatory Arthritis on Society and the Individual: Options for Public Health Programs

2 Collagen-Vascular Disease and Disability

3 Arthritis in The Family: Problems in Adaptation and Self-Care

4 The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disease on Older Persons

5 Recreational Activities and The Risk of Musculoskeletal Disease

Section 2 The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

6 The Recognition of the Illness Of Work Incapacity: An Exercise in Diagnosis or Adjudication?

7 Disability Benefits for Back Disorders in Workers' Compensation

8 The Epidemiology of Regional Musculoskeletal Disorders: Canada

9 Avoiding Injury: Finding an Appropriate Task

10 Adapting the Job to The Worker

Section 3 Administration and Organization Of Care

11 Orchestrating the Delivery of Health Care for Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders

12 The Current Approach in the United Kingdom

13 Swedish Rheumatology in a Changing Society. The Need for a New Map

14 The Introduction of New Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

15 The Scope of Rehabilitative Interventions in the Treatment of Patients with Systemic Rheumatic Diseases

16 City Planning and Environmental Modification

17 Arthritis and Public Policy



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Nortin M. Hadler

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