Work and pain: a lifespan development approach

E Wainwright (Editor), C Eccleston

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From childhood to millennials and beyond, it is essential we take a life-course approach to occupation and work when in pain. This book provides an authoritative summary and analysis of the relationship between all forms of occupation and pain. Divided into three sections, 'Foundations', provides a critical account of the nature of work and of pain. The next section, 'Investigations', analyses the bi-directional relationships between children living with chronic pain and parents; between being a child in pain and schooling; what it is to be a millennial in pain; the implications of pain which is determined to be occupational in origin; and enabling a life lived well with pain as one ages. The final section, 'Interventions', critically reviews what individuals can change, what workplaces can do, and how governments can innovate to try to maximise workability for people living with pain in the context of current working practices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press India
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9780198828273
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


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