Pain takes a significant toll on individuals, on families, and on society. In part that damage is mediated by the loss of occupation, and the unwelcome distortion of roles, of financial capability, and of purpose. We judged that the effects of work on pain, and equally of pain on work, are becoming invisible. There is too little serious academic study on what are major drivers of modern society and well-being. This book draws together leaders in their field to teach us how we can re-conceptualize our response to the current challenges in the field of pain and work. Our final chapter comprises a conceptual and analytical map of the forces of change in work, occupation, and pain management. We use this to suggest directions for research and policy and how we can innovate, as we find better solutions for managing one of the most significant health burdens of our age.
|Title of host publication||Work and pain|
|Subtitle of host publication||A lifespan development approach|
|Editors||Elaine Wainwright, Christophe Eccleston|
|Publisher||Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|