Workplace Integration Through Disability Management

  • Thomas GeisenEmail author
Part of the Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability book series (SHHDW)


Disability management is a complex and systematic approach for counselling and intervention to secure labour market participation and to support labour market integration. The chapter argues that the participation into the labour market is crucial for social and individual well-being. Comprehensive disability management does not only focus on supporting the individual in its process of workplace and health integration. It does also contribute to organisational learning and development. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is an important instrument in disability management to identify the capabilities of an employee. In doing that, ICF contributes essentially to the success in disability management. Starting with some theoretical arguments on the relevance of labour in modernity, the chapter examines the development of disability management and identifies different types of disability management and discusses methods applied in disability management and requirements for disability management practitioners. Finally, new challenges in disability management are discussed.


Labour Market Case Management Modern Society Vocational Rehabilitation Labour Market Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandOltenSwitzerland

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