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About this book
Based on European health initiatives on reducing workplace risks and promoting workplace health, Promoting Health for Working Women focuses on issues that predominantly or exclusively affect women, or have gender-specific implications because of differences or special circumstances that exist at the workplace. The editors and their twenty collaborators combine theoretical, research, and practical perspectives to create a framework for studying female workers’ health issues and risks. The methodology for organizing on-site health promotion interventions at the workplace is presented in detail, taking into consideration the key issues women face.
Among the topics covered in Promoting Health for Working Women:
• Legal foundations for workers’ safety, in general and by gender.
• Occupational hazards, musculoskeletal injuries, communicable diseases.
• Work-life balance issues, including stress, burnout, and depression.
• Violence, bullying, and sexual harassment on the job.
• Special focus on pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Screening at the workplace.
• Smoking cessation, alcohol awareness, diet/exercise, and other lifestyle concerns.
The contributors’ mix of salient data and hands-on knowledge makes Promoting Health for Working Women key reading for professionals in public health, women’s health, occupational health, and health promotion—anyone dedicated to improving women’s lives in a safer, more equitable workplace.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Promoting Health for Working Women
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73038-7
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2008
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-73037-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2506-0
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-73038-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXIV, 338
- Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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From the reviews:
"Filled with useful tips for public health care workers, the 13 articles of this volume address health and its promotion for working women. … The articles are based on European case studies but have been tailored towards practical application, with reports on the research findings and EU standards accompanied by bulleted lists of suggestions for health promotion." (www.booknews.com, April, 2008)
"This book describes workplace health promotion and argues for gender-specific programs … . It is accessible to those without expertise in health promotion or occupational safety and health. … The editors have succeeded in covering the breadth of issues regarding workplace health promotion and make a solid argument for addressing the specific needs of working women. … a valuable resource for public health professionals involved in the design and/or implementation of the programs. The book would also be a useful teaching tool." (Kathleen M. Vetter, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2008)