Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability

Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

Application and Implementation of the ICF

Editors: Escorpizo, R., Brage, S., Homa, D., Stucki, G. (Eds.)

  • Fills a gap in applying the WHO's ICF in VR teaching and practice
  • Addresses contemporary and emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation and disability evaluation
  • ICF will play major role in upcoming revision of WHO's International Classification of Diseases
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About this book

This book presents the state of the art in the application and implementation of the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in the areas of vocational rehabilitation as a primary topic and disability evaluation as a secondary topic. Application of the ICF and implementation strategies toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to work disability and vocational rehabilitation programs are presented along with clinical cases and exercises. The ICF as a topic in health and disability has been gaining momentum since its approval by the World Health Assembly in 2001, and great progress has been made since then. However, the integration if the ICF in the realm of vocational rehabilitation has been lacking despite the fact that work and employment are a major area in people's lives, particularly those who have work disability. This book will advance the professional practice of vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, occupational medicine, and allied health science.

About the authors

Reuben Escorpizo is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the University of Vermont in Burlington VT USA. Prior to moving to Burlington, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA USA. He is also a senior research scientist at the Swiss Paraplegic Research and the ICF Research Branch in collaboration with the WHO Family of International Classifications in Germany (DIMDI), both located in Nottwil, Switzerland. He conducts research on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), patient outcomes, work and employment, work rehabilitation and return to work, spinal cord injury, and arthritis.

 

Søren Brage is a Chief Medical Officer and Researcher in the Research Section at the Directorate for Labour and Welfare, Oslo, Norway. He is also a practicing medical advisor for the National Insurance Administration. He is a family physician by background, and has been a Senior Researcher at the University of Oslo 1998-2007. He is an expert in Social Insurance Medicine, and President of the European Union of Insurance Medicine (EUMASS/UEMASS). In addition to research on the use of ICF in social insurance, his field of study includes sick leave, disability benefits, disease classifications, medical practice, and international collaboration.

 

Debra Homa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in vocational assessment, job placement, and rehabilitation counseling.  She has over 25 years of experience working as a vocational evaluator and rehabilitation counselor in a variety of settings including private rehabilitation agencies, non-profit community-based rehabilitation agencies, and hospital-based programs.  Her current research interests include the ICF, vocational assessment, and client outcomes in rehabilitation, with an emphasis on employment outcomes.

 

Gerold Stucki is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne, and the Director of Swiss Paraplegic Research and Director of the ICF Research Branch in collaboration with the WHO Family of International Classifications. In this capacity as well as within his role as part of WHO’s ICD-11 Revision Steering Group and as past president of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), he has been promoting the implementation of the ICF in medicine, rehabilitation and the health sector at large, developing transdisciplinary academic training programs focusing on human functioning, disability and health and has been collaborating with WHO on various projects toward achieving WHO´s vision that “all persons with disabilities live in dignity, with equal rights and opportunities"

 

Reviews

“This book is a unique and comprehensive examination of issues related to employment among people with disability, using the important and timely perspective of the International Classification of Function as its organizing framework. … this book is important for broader audiences, including clinicians such as physicians and rehabilitation therapists … . The book is well organized and well written, with clear figures and excellent tables.” (Elliot J. Roth, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2016)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Conceptual Framework: Disability Evaluation and Vocational Rehabilitation

    Stucki, Gerold (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Conceptual Framework: Functioning and Disability

    Escorpizo, Reuben

    Pages 11-41

  • ICF from a Population Health Perspective: The Impact of Chronic Disease on Work Participation and Its Consequences for Intervention and Treatment

    Burdorf, Alex

    Pages 43-53

  • Workplace Integration Through Disability Management

    Geisen, Thomas

    Pages 55-71

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    Marnetoft, Sven-Uno

    Pages 73-103

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08825-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08824-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34400-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation
Book Subtitle
Application and Implementation of the ICF
Editors
  • Reuben Escorpizo
  • Sören Brage
  • Debra Homa
  • Gerold Stucki
Series Title
Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08825-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08825-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08824-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34400-3
Series ISSN
2198-7084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 571
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
Topics