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Book Review: Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis
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Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis
Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., Mary L. Hennessey, Steven W. Nissen

Book Details:
Published: 2008
ISBN: 1932603646 / 9781932603644
Format: Softcover
Pages: 225
Regular Price: $24.95
Web Price: $22.45
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing

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:

  • New chapter detailing employee rights concerning medical leave, health insurance portability and accountability, and continuation of benefits
  • New chapter on Social Security Disability Insurance programs
  • An expanded and updated chapter on the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • An expanded and updated chapter on research and services regarding the employment of Americans with MS
  • Completely updated chapter on policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve the rate of labor force participation of people with MS

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.

About the Authors:

Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., PhD
Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. Dr. Rumrill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Keene State College in New Hampshire and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 professional journal articles; 40 book chapters, measurement instruments, and training manuals; and 6 books entitled Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Rehabilitation and Health Care Professionals, Research in Rehabilitation Counseling, Research in Special Education, Occupational Neurology, and Emerging Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is also a frequent presenter at national and international conferences in health care, rehabilitation, and education.

Steve W. Nissen
Steven W. Nissen, MS, CRC is Director of Employment Programs at the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Washington, DC and Director of Operation Job Match (OJM), the employment assistance and support program of the chapter. He is also an Employment Consultant to the National MS Society’s Client Programs and Services Department.

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