Promoting healthy work for workers with chronic illness: A guide to good practice

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Promoting healthy work for workers with chronic illness: A guide to good practice

Promoting healthy work for workers with chronic illness: A guide to good practice

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP)
Provider (Original)
European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP)

Description

Chronic illnesses are becoming increasingly more frequent and pose an individual, corporate and social burden. They reduce the quality of life of those affected, lower the economic output, increase the social and health issues, and often lead to early retirement. Help for people with chronic disease often means making it possible for those affected to continue their work. The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) has published a guide to good practice, which is primarily aimed at employers and managers who are faced with the challenges and opportunities of managing workers with chronic illness and supporting them to stay at work, or to assist in the process of returning to work after a period of absence. Many workers who develop and present with chronic illnesses have a valuable contribution to make to the European workforce which should not be overlooked.

Chronic illnesses are becoming increasingly more frequent and pose an individual, corporate and social burden. They reduce the quality of life of those affected, lower the economic output, increase the social and health issues, and often lead to early retirement. Help for people with chronic disease often means making it possible for those affected to continue their work. The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) has published a guide to good practice, which is primarily aimed at employers and managers who are faced with the challenges and opportunities of managing workers with chronic illness and supporting them to stay at work, or to assist in the process of returning to work after a period of absence. Many workers who develop and present with chronic illnesses have a valuable contribution to make to the European workforce which should not be overlooked.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Other
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Supervisor
Priority area
Chronic conditions
Year
2012