This paper aims to develop the theory behind the rehabilitation of common health problems, to inform policy making, research and development.
It looks at:
- the conceptual basis for rehabilitation of common health problems, with the goals of job retention, return to work and reintegration
- implications for healthcare and clinical management, employers, trade unions, insurers and occupational health
The authors are Gordon Waddell of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, University of Cardiff and A Kim Burton of the Spinal Research Unit, University of Huddersfield.