Work Experiences and Adaptations Made by Employees with Arthritis

August 15, 2018 11:00AM

Arthritis disrupts an employee's work life by impairing his or her capacity to be a productive worker. ​

This webinar describes the common challenges employees with arthritis face at work, and the strategies they use to maintain employment. The results highlight how these individuals make strategic adaptations to maintain a productive work life for as long as possible. Data comes from the experiences of 873 employees from seven countries.​

Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, PhD

Rebecca Purc-Stephenson is an applied social psychologist and her primary area of research interest involves how people adapt to chronic illness. Her research has examined whether individuals with a chronic illness experience post traumatic growth, how they manage employment, and if they feel stigmatized. The courses she teaches include Health Psychology that explores how biological, psychological, and behavioural factors influence physical health and illness.​

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This webinar is co-sponsored by WWDPI and Pain BC.