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Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Johannes Siegrist and Michael Marmot (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health inequalities according to people's social standing are persisting, or even growing, in modern societies. Recent decades have revealed evidence of strong variations in life expectancy, both ... More


The Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) initiative: methods of the EGAPP Working Group

Steven M. Teutsch, Linda A. Bradley, Glenn E. Palomaki, James E. Haddow, Margaret Piper, Ned Calonge, W. David Dotson, Michael P. Douglas, and Alfred O. Berg

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Initiative, established by the Office of Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, supports ... More


Ethical considerations for the scheduling of work in continuous operations: physicians in training as a case study

C.A. Czeisler

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One of the barriers that has repeatedly derailed attempts to address the issue of work-hour restrictions is the long hours worked by resident physicians during training. It is very difficult for ... More


Musculoskeletal pain complaints from a sex and gender perspective

H. Susan J. Picavet

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the epidemiology of musculoskeletal pain, sex differences in musculoskeletal pain, and the public health consequences of sex differences. Musculoskeletal pain represents a ... More


Labor Conditions and the Health of Children, Elderly and Disabled Family Members

JODY HEYMANN, ARON FISCHER, and MICHAL ENGELMAN

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the connections between working conditions and the health of workers' families in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It begins with a review of the theoretical and ... More


Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Jody Heymann (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book is the first to fill in the gaps in the map of occupational health by creating a picture that is truly global, both geographically and in its coverage of the impact of work on the health of ... More


Sleep and shift-work

J. Axelsson, G. Kecklund, and M. Sallinen

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The rapid development of the modern society has resulted in a growing population of workers that have to work around the clock. However, working at other times (which is what a shift-worker does) ... More


Sleepiness, alertness, and performance

T. Åkerstedt

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Sleepiness is subjective, physiological, and behavioural. This may lead to a certain amount of confusion in discussions of prevalence, mechanism, and societal implications. It has a considerable ... More


European working time directive and medical errors

F.P. Cappuccio and M.A. Miller

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The 1993 European Working Time Directive (EWTD) is intended to protect employees' health and safety and improve patient safety by limiting the maximum required working hours to forty-eight per week, ... More


The potential for prevention: occupation

Gwenllian Wynne-Jones and Chris J. Main

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Work is an important component of the public health perspective on chronic pain. This chapter considers work and the working environment as causes of pain; the consequences of chronic pain for work ... More


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