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Occupational Health by Dr. Geoffrey Ffrench (auth.)

By Dr. Geoffrey Ffrench (auth.)

"HOLD THOU the nice: outline IT good ... " The citation above from Tennyson, is apt while describing the aim and fulfillment of this e-book. the writer is devoted to his subject-personal health and wellbeing in undefined: his learn covers sensible event within the U.K. and different lands. In non-technical language the e-book documents some of the factors of ill-health and throws gentle upon the actual and psychological rigidity with which women and men at paintings need to contend. Dr. Ffrench's observations and conclusions could be of reflect on­ capable price to employers of labour and of curiosity to all involved within the welfare of individuals engaged in incomes a dwelling. HAROLD COOPER Alfred H. Cooper & Sons Ltd Vll Preface This ebook has been ready in order that readers may perhaps have fun with the numerous swap in attitudes which has taken position over the last twenty-five years in the direction of the care of the wellbeing and fitness of individuals at work.

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The general practitioner's worker-patient more than once in his career will be involved in an all too common and poorly managed altercation with his bosses, with the inevitable outcome of resentment. This can often be dissipated by talking it over with someone: that someone could be his doctor, for a somatic symptom may disguise a neurosis brought on by frustration. , a 55-year-old works manager of a precision engineering firm, came to the clinic complaining of hoarseness which had recurred every two or three months for the past year.

No evidence exists that, by itself, shift work is a cause of gastro-intestinal disease, but undoubtedly certain individuals may Occupational Health be more prone to develop symptoms than others, and among them are those who already have a history of peptic ulcer. One situation which must be carefully considered is that of the diabetic worker. If he or she is not taking insulin, then no real problem need arise, but when insulin is required to control the diabetic state dosage is designed to cater for steady state activity and balanced food intake, it is obviously unrealistic for such a diabetic worker to undergo frequent changes of work shift and have to continually adjust meal times, meal quantity and the quality and dose of the insulin.

Here lies the potential danger, for the increasing periods ofleisure may themselves foment a sense of unfulfilment with insufficient gratification unless people can be introduced to the idea of using their time constructively in the widest sense: this will require some re-education. The expression of -dissatisfaction with the nature of the work is related to intelligence, education and personal preference, not all of which may be present or acting together: with the gradual but steady improvement of the national educational level, we might expect more not less dissatisfaction unlessjobs are redesigned to meet this eventuality.

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