by Rosalind Joffe and Joan Friedlander
This book is for women (and men, too!) living with a chronic health challenge and who seek to stay employed.
Do you feel alone with your illness?
Is staying at work essential for your independence and sense of self?
Are you already struggling to deal with your illness in the workplace?
If you’re nodding, YES, to even just one of these questions, then this book is for you!
In the book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! you’ll meet women like Sandy who face challenges that are physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.
We have changed their names, but the heart of their stories remains unaltered. In each instance, these brave women have found ways to keep a strong sense of quality, satisfaction, and fulfillment in their lives.
While the ways in which they have maintained their forward momentum differ, they share one fundamental decision: to stay in the workforce.
Hi, I’m Rosalind Joffe. Living with chronic illnesses for 35 years has taught me how critical work can be to health and well-being. That’s why I’m committed to giving people who live with chronic illness the tools they need to be employed.
By reading Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! you will learn:
Why autoimmune disease (a subset of chronic illness) is a critically important issue for women.
What women face while living with autoimmune disease and continuing to work.
How life-changing strategies and concrete tactics can allow you to discover your “warrior spirit.”
Table of Contents
- What Is an Autoimmune Disease, and Why Is It a Women’s Issue?
- Why Should You Keep Working?
- The Challenges of the Workplace
- The Relationship among Diagnosis, Disease Course, and Career Development
- Success in the Workplace: When Knowledge and Experience Are Not Enough
- Talking about Your Chronic Illness
- You’re Fired — By Your Body or Your Boss
- Building Your Support Team
- Developing Your Warrior Spirit: Hope and Resilience
Check out Rosalind’s value laden workbook, “Keep Working with Chronic Illness Workbook”. It gives you the tools you need to put into action the ideas you that you might have read about in “Keep Working, Girlfriend”. Take charge of your health and your work life by clicking here.
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