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Disability Management: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, Sixth Edition
Dianne E.G. Dyck
Butterworths LexisNexis / Softcover / Jun 2017
9780433492399 (ISBN-10: 0433492392)
Workplace / Organisations / Disability Studies
price: $215.00
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This book is the perfect resource tool for creating, implementing, and understanding how to integrate an Integrated Disability Management Program with other workplace programs, and provide proven management solutions to Canadian employers.

Soaring disability costs can take a big chunk out of company profits.
The good news is that Integrated Disability Management Programs can reduce disability costs by 19%-25%, and employee benefit costs by 15%-35%. The Sixth Edition of Disability Management – Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice is the perfect resource tool for creating, implementing, and understanding how to integrate an Integrated Disability Management Program with other workplace programs, and provide proven management solutions to Canadian employers.

• Provides a step-by-step approach on how to plan, design, implement, operate, evaluate, and continuously improve an Integrated Disability Management Program
• Features related policies, practice standards and procedures
• Offers practical advice on how to integrate the Integrated Disability Management Program with other workplace programs such as the employee assistance, human resources, occupational health & safety, attendance control programs and workplace wellness programs
• Offers charts, tables, illustrations and case studies in providing clear guidance, instruction and helpful advice
• Provides expert guidance on marketing disability management programs and communicating results, disability management education, illness and injury prevention techniques, disability management best practices, and the law concerning disability management and effective management of psychological disabilities in the workplace
Answers important questions on effective management of all types of disability management claims and cases, disability management best practices, nursing best practices, ethical and legal considerations, cultural implications, and outsourcing approaches and techniques
• Covers professional skill development topics in career development, internal and external consulting skills, and disability management educational opportunities
New in this Edition
• All 34 chapters updated for 2017 containing the latest disability management figures and statistics, while drawing together theory and industry practices, with greater focus on applicable tools
• New chapter on supporting disciplines such as Occupational Health Professionals, Ergonomists, Toxicologists and HR professionals
• New chapter on Effective Communication and Risk Management and Risk Communication
• Updates to chapter on the law of disability management, including discussion of new case law duty to accommodate in the workplace, union employees, termination of employment updates to human rights legislation
• Updates on the chapter covering the impact of now five generations (as of 2016) in the workplace on disability management programs – in the previous it was only four
• Re-written overview chapter detailing the cornerstone elements of successful Disability Management Programs
Who Will Benefit
Employers, employees, unions, disability management practitioners/professionals, disability claims managers, human resources professionals, workgroups, and employee benefits consultants – to assist in creating or operating an Integrated Disability Management Program
Lawyers – to advise employers and employees in this area
Rehabilitation specialists and occupational health professionals (including nurses, therapists and physicians) – to assist employees in rehabilitation and return-to-work activities
Safety professionals and wellness coordinators – to seek ways to prevent and/or mitigate workplace injury, illness occurrence and costs
Government ministries
Law libraries
Academic – particularly schools offering courses on disability management programs
Table of contents

Introduction – Disability Management Strategy and Theory
Section 1: Disability Management Theory, Strategy and Industry Practices
Chapter 1: Disability Management: Overview
Chapter 2: Joint-Management Support and Involvement
Chapter 3: The Supportive Infrastructure for an Integrated Disability Management Program
Chapter 4: Integrated Disability Management Program: Stakeholder Roles
Chapter 5: An Integrated Disability Management Program: Operationalized
Chapter 6: Integrated Disability Management Program: Outcome Measurements
Chapter 7: The Role of Employee Assistance Programs in Disability Management
Chapter 8: Workplace Attendance Support and Assistance
Chapter 9: Disability Management Standards of Practice
Chapter 10: Disability Management: Role of Ergonomics
Chapter 11: Prevention of Workplace Illness and Injury
Chapter 12: Toxic Work Environments: Impact on Employee Illness/Injury
Chapter 13: Disability Management: Supporting Disciplines

Section 2: Disability Management: Psychological Health and Safety
Chapter 14: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Chapter 15: Psychological Health and Safety: Practical Application in the Workplace
Chapter 16: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Measurement
Chapter 17: Disability Management: The Social Capital Theory Perspective for Managing Disability Claims
Chapter 18: Effective Management of Disability Claimes with Strong Psychosocial Overtones
Chapter 19: Management of Psychosocial Claims: Application

Section 3: Disability Management: Essential Skills
Chapter 20: Marketing Disability Management Programs and Communicating Results
Chapter 21: Disability Management Education
Chapter 22: Disability Management: Ethical Practice
Chapter 23: Disability Management: Legal Aspects
Chapter 24: Disability Management: The Law
Chapter 25: Disability Management: Diversity Considerations
Chapter 26: Impact of Five Generations in the Workplace on Disability Management Programs
Chapter 27: Outsourcing Disability Management Services
Chapter 28: Effective Communication
Chapter 29: Disability Management: Risk Management and Risk Communication
Chapter 30: Internal/External Consulting: Tips for Disability Management Practitioners
Chapter 31: Disability Management Practitioners: Career Development

Section 4: Disability Management: Best Practices and What Lies Ahead
Chapter 32: Disability Management Best Practices
Chapter 33: Disability Management: Nursing Best Practices
Chapter 34: Future Challenges in Disability Management

Section 5: Disability Management: Glossary
Disability Management: Glossary of Terms and Definitions

About the Author:

Dianne E.G. Dyck (RN, BN, MSc, COHN(C), CRSP has a comprehensive background in the development and management of occupational health services, disability management programs and attendance management programs. Her areas of specialization include occupational health & safety, disability management programs, and the design and implementation of computerized occupational/health information systems. Ms. Dyck provides consulting services to many Canadian organizations through Progressive Health & Safety Consulting.

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