Comprehensive Disability Management explores current knowledge of disability management and provides insight into new concepts. This book documents proven techniques for reducing the financial and human costs of disability. It introduces the first theoretical model in this developing profession and provides practical examples of how to implement and manage an effective disability management program.
Formulates the business case for disability management in an organization, helping the reader understand how disability management fits into the overall functioning of a corporation.
Presents a theoretical model that recognizes the influence of multiple issues on a disability outcome.
Reviews proven disability management techniques for ensuring evidence-based best practice treatments.
International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation; Volume 4, No. 2
The book provides a comprehensive synopsis of the organizational and operational elements needed for disability management (DM) to be effective within the workplace. The chapters are organized in logical progression and address necessary program components from disability prevention to program evaluation. The authors take care to differentiate claim and case management, to demonstrate the critical role of early intervention, to explicate a simple process for determining return on investment, and to illustrate the essential process of sustained, multidirectional communications-- all very central to effective DM. The book is a valuable resource for advancing best practice in DM-- both by solidifying the conceptual and operational framework that should characterize DM efforts and by articulating the core knowledge competencies needed by those working in DM. This is an important contribution toward the advancement of DM as a valuable approach for sustaining employment.
By Henry G. Harder, EdD, MA, BEd, Associate Professor and Chair, Disability Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; and Liz R. Scott, PhD, MEng, MBA, MSc, BSc, COHN-C, CRSP, RN, Principal, Organizational Solutions, Ontario, Canada
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