About this series
The Springer series Handbooks in Health, Disability, and Work was created in response to the rapid growth of the interdisciplinary field of occupational health, wellness and rehabilitation in the last two decades. Propelled by escalating social and economic concerns about increasing occupational disability statistics, associated social participation and productivity losses, needless human suffering, and spiraling health care costs worldwide, the societal stakeholders in this field have been demanding improved research evidence for clinical and occupational practices and enhanced health and work outcomes. In response to these accountability pressures, the evidence-informed best practice movement has been launched to bridge the needs of practice with the emerging research evidence. Handbooks in Health, Disability, and Work addresses some of the key barriers perpetuating the chasm between research and practice in occupational health, wellness, and rehabilitation by the integration of state-of-the-art knowledge in areas of critical importance to scientific research and social, clinical, legal, and occupational practice in this burgeoning yet still fragmented and controversy-laden field.