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The Concept of Work Ability

Lennart Nordenfelt

Contents: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) – Some Methods for Assessing Work and Work Ability in the Medico-Legal Context – Current Classifications of Work and Work Ability – Analyses of Competence and Skill in the Context of Professional Education – Contemporary Approaches to the Analysis of Learning for Work Competence – Employability and Job Evaluation – A Theoretical Analysis of Work Content: Anselm Strauss – Some Action-Theoretic Preliminaries – From Ability to Work Ability – On Work Ability and its Conditions – On Other Conditions for Work – Environment Change and Changes in the Concept of Disability – Minimal Ability and the Ability of Excellence – The Contexts for the Assessment of Work Ability – On Definitions of Work Ability – On the Requirement of Disease as the Cause of Disability Regarding Work – Towards an Analysis of the Notions of Disease and Medical Condition – On the Assessment of Work Ability – General Conclusions.