Working bodies : chronic illness in the Canadian workplace /
edited by Sharon-Dale Stone, Valorie A. Crooks, Michelle Owen.
Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.
vi, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
9780773543775 (bound), 9780773543782 (pbk.)
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Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.
9780773543775 (bound)
9780773543782 (pbk.)
contents note
Introduction: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace / Sharon-Dale Stone, Valorie A. Crooks, and Michelle Owen -- Narrative Preface: Adam’s Story / Adam Gilgoff -- Portrayals of Fibromyalgia and Paid Work: Too Sick to Work? / Margaret Oldfield -- Including and Accommodating Youth with Chronic Illness and Childhood Onset Disability in the Canadian Workplace / Joan J. Versnel and Nancy L. Hutchinson -- Navigating Chronic Injuries in the Workplace: Five Workers’ Experiences with Systems and Relationships / Theresa Aversa and Nicolette Carlan -- Narrative Preface: Julie’s Story / Julie Devaney -- Employers’ Perspectives on Workplace Accommodation of Chronic Health Conditions / Rosemary Lysaght and Terry Krupa -- Supervisors’ Perspectives on Work Accommodation for Chronically Ill Employees / Vicki L. Kristman, William S. Shaw, and Kelly Williams-Whitt -- Accommodation in the Context of Complex Chronic Illness / Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, and Le-Ann Dolan -- Narrative Preface: Corinne’s Story / Corinne Stevens -- Chronic Illness among Immigrant Workers in Canada: An Overview of Existing Knowledge / Iffath U.B. Syed -- On Being a Princess and a Problem: Negotiating Attitudinal Barriers to Chronic Illness in Canadian Universities / Keri Cameron and Vera Chouinard -- Chronic Illness and the Canadian Knowledge Worker: The Role of the Body and Embodiment in Shaping the Production of Academic Work / Valorie A. Crooks, Michelle Owen, and Sharon-Dale Stone -- Narrative Preface: Andrea’s Story / Andrea Black -- Epilogue / Sharon-Dale Stone, Valorie A. Crooks, and Michelle Owen.
"While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion."--Publisher's website.
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