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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:
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.
The book contains no figures.
Overview of Multiple Sclerosis
Factors Associated with Employment Status
Vocational Assessment Strategies
Employment and Career Development Interventions
Employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Federal Laws Concerning Continuation of Benefits, Health Insurance Portability, and Family and Medical Leave
Social Security and People with Multiple Sclerosis
A Perspective on Employment from the national Multiple Sclerosis Society
Policy, Programming, and Research Recommendations to Improve the Employment Prospects of People with Multiple Sclerosis
Appendixes: State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Americans with Disabilities Act
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
State Assistive Technology Projects
Posted February 24, 2011
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