Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness

  • Robert J. Gatchel
  • Izabela Z. Schultz

Part of the Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability book series (SHHDW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Gatchel, Nancy D. Kishino
      Pages 3-21
    3. Philip J. Dewe, Michael P. O’Driscoll, Cary L. Cooper
      Pages 23-38
    4. Heather Graham, Krista J. Howard, Angela Liegey Dougall
      Pages 39-59
  3. Major Symptoms and Disorders in the Workplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Ann Marie Hernandez, Alan L. Peterson
      Pages 63-85
    3. Alexandra L. Terrill, John P. Garofalo
      Pages 87-103
    4. Carolyn S. Dewa, Marc Corbière, Marie-José Durand, Jennifer Hensel
      Pages 105-129
    5. Michal C. Moskowitz, Briana L. Todd, Michael Feuerstein
      Pages 131-150
    6. Krista J. Howard, Jeffrey T. Howard, Alessa F. Smyth
      Pages 151-179
    7. Cindy A. McGeary, Donald D. McGeary
      Pages 181-200
    8. Fong Chan, Ebonee Johnson, Emma K. Hiatt, Chih Chin Chou, Elizabeth da Silva Cardoso
      Pages 201-218
    9. Madeline Rex-Lear, Jennifer M. Knack, Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell
      Pages 219-240
  4. Evaluation of Occupational Causes and Risks to Workers’ Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Bonnie Kirsh, Rebecca Gewurtz
      Pages 243-265
    3. Jeanne M. Geiger-Brown, Clark J. Lee, Alison M. Trinkoff
      Pages 297-322
    4. Rosalind B. King, Georgia Karuntzos, Lynne M. Casper, Phyllis Moen, Kelly D. Davis, Lisa Berkman et al.
      Pages 323-339
  5. Prevention and Intervention Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. William S. Shaw, Silje E. Reme, Cécile R. L. Boot
      Pages 365-382
    3. Tores Theorell
      Pages 383-403
    4. Izabela Z. Schultz, Terry Krupa, E. Sally Rogers, Alanna Winter
      Pages 423-439
  6. Research, Evaluation, Diversity and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. J. Mark Melhorn, Charles N. Brooks, Shirley Seaman
      Pages 471-493
    3. Richard C. Robinson, John P. Garofalo, Pamela Behnk
      Pages 495-511
    4. Nicolette Lopez, Hollie Pellosmaa, Pablo Mora
      Pages 513-533
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 565-576

About this book


From its early focus on worker safety and job satisfaction, occupational health has expanded to encompass many disciplines, in keeping with the central place of work in people’s lives and the multiple issues it entails. Today the field encompasses such disparate areas as work-related stress, social and economic costs of illness and injury, and wellness concepts.

In keeping with this diversity, the Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness analyzes and synthesizes the current research base in its theoretical, empirical, and practical dimensions. This comprehensive volume begins with an insightful overview of the field and conceptual models shaping current research and practice, then moves on to major symptoms and disorders in the workplace (e.g., pain syndromes, cancer) and risk factors for illness and injury. Chapters examine in depth epidemiology and assessment issues, gender and cultural considerations, health promotion, and illness prevention, and feature an evolving study of academic nursing program directors as they address occupational health challenges. Best-practice guidelines for preventing and intervening with workplace health and mental health problems are included as well. 

 The Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness possesses a breadth and depth of knowledge of great importance to a variety of professionals, including health policymakers, health psychologists, physicians, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, disability case managers, insurance/managed care/compensation professionals, human resource and employment personnel, and lawyers.


Absenteeism Bullying and work Cancer in workplace Cost of illness in workplace Drug use in workplace Employee assistance programs Job burnout Job stress reduction programs Mental health Musculoskeletal pain Occupational Health Occupational rehabilitation Occupational risk Occupational stress Primary prevention Secondary prevention Violence and work Work disability Work-leave policy Workplace safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Gatchel
    • 1
  • Izabela Z. Schultz
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2., Dept of Educational and Counseling PsychUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4838-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4839-6
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