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Employment issues and multiple sclerosis /
Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., Mary L. Hennessey, Steven W. Nissen ; with invited contributors.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : Demos Health ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, c2008.
description
xiv, 246 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1932603646 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781932603644 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Demos Health ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, c2008.
isbn
1932603646 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781932603644 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Overview of multiple sclerosis / Mary L. Hennessey and Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr -- Factors associated with employment status / Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr. and Mary L. Hennessey -- Vocational assessment strategies / Richard T. Roessler -- Employment and career development interventions / Steven W. Nissen, Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., and Mary L. Hennessey -- Employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Mary L. Hennessey and Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr -- Federal laws concerning continuation of benefits, health insurance portability, and family and medical leave / Kimberly Calder -- Social security disability benefits / Steven W. Nissen, Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., and Mary L. Hennessey -- An employment perspective from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society / Steven W. Nissen -- Policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve the employment prospects of people with multiple sclerosis / Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr.
catalogue key
6393370
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Phillip D. Rumrill, PhD, CRC, is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University in Ohio Mary L. Hennessey, PhD, CRC, is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Florida in Gainesville Steven W. Nissen, MS, CRC, is Director of Employment Programs at the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington, DC, and Director of Operation Job Match, the employment assistance and support program of the chapter
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Summaries
Long Description
Multiple sclerosis produces wide-ranging effects on a person's physical, psychological, and social functioning. One of the most important is its effect on employment. Although the vast majority of people with this disease have employment histories and were working at the time of diagnosis, many are unable to maintain employment as the disease progresses."Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition" is a must read for any person with MS that has a question regarding employment and disability. Chapters cover everything from vocational rehabilitation to job placement, and the laws covering employment.The updated edition includes: a new chapter detailing employee rights concerning medical leave, health insurance probability and accountability, and continuation of benefits; a new chapter on Social Security Disability Insurance programs; an expanded and updated chapter on the Americans with Disabilities Act; an expanded and updated chapter on research and services regarding the employment of Americans with MS; and, a completely updated chapter on policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve the rate of labor force participation of people with MS.Intended for people with MS, their families, physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation professionals, and others interested in the employment implications of MS, this comprehensive new text is a basic resource guide to matters of research, public policy, and service delivery. The author also discusses current trends in health care and rehabilitation, and recommends reforms to better serve the interests of people with MS.
Main Description
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition, is essential reading for any person with MS who has questions regarding employment and disability. Chapters cover everything from vocational rehabilitation to job placement to the laws covering employment.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Overview of Multiple Sclerosisp. 1
Factors Associated with Employment Statusp. 19
Vocational Assessment Strategiesp. 39
Employment and Career Development Interventionsp. 69
Employment and the Americans with Disabilities Actp. 89
Federal Laws Concerning Continuation of Benefits, Health Insurance Portability, and Family and Medical Leavep. 115
Social Security Disability Benefitsp. 133
An Employment Perspective from the National Multiple Sclerosis Societyp. 149
Policy, Programming, and Research Recommendations to Improve the Employment Prospects of People with Multiple Sclerosisp. 163
Appendices
Vocational Rehabilitation Agenciesp. 175
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centersp. 203
National Multiple Sclerosis Societyp. 207
Assistive Technology Projectsp. 219
Indexp. 239
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