Issues of power and disclosure for women with chronic illness in their places of work

Werth, Shalene and Peetz, David and Broadbent, Kaye (2018) Issues of power and disclosure for women with chronic illness in their places of work. In: Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 171-186. ISBN 978-3-319-73935-9

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Abstract

The impact of a disclosed chronic illness has the potential to influence the power women with chronic illness are able access in the workplace. The disclosure decisions of women with chronic illness in their places of work are influenced by a number of factors, these include: the stigma associated with their diagnosis, available flexibilities, and the individual’s power within their workplace. Access to labour market power improves the workforce outcomes of individuals with disability and chronic illness (Werth 2012). The topic of power as it relates to women with chronic illness is largely unexplored in the literature. This chapter contends that without disclosure women with chronic illness cannot access specific accommodations. The impacts of disclosure have previously been explored by Werth (2010, 2014).


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 03:04
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace, work, diversity, inclusion, women, chronic illness
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6_12
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35684

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