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

Edited book (chapter)


Werth, Shalene, Peetz, David and Broadbent, Kaye. 2018. "Issues of power and disclosure for women with chronic illness in their places of work." Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte (ed.) Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 171-186
Chapter Title

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

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleWork and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity
AuthorsWerth, Shalene (Author), Peetz, David (Author) and Broadbent, Kaye (Author)
EditorsWerth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte
Page Range171-186
SeriesPalgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma
Chapter Number12
Number of Pages16
Year2018
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783319739359
9783319739366
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6_12
Web Address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319739359
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).

Keywordsworkplace, work, diversity, inclusion, women, chronic illness
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350503. Human resources management
Public Notes

File reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/author.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Enterprise
Griffith University
University of Technology Sydney
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q511z/issues-of-power-and-disclosure-for-women-with-chronic-illness-in-their-places-of-work

Download files


Accepted Version
  • 167
    total views
  • 128
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers
Peetz, David, Southey, Kim, Baird, Marian, Samani, Mojan Naisani, Cooper, Rae, Charlesworth, Sara, Campbell, Shelagh and Ressia, Susan. 2022. "Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women's careers." The Conversation.
Researching diversity
Ressia, Susan and Werth, Shalene. 2019. "Researching diversity." Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 29 (1), pp. 74-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2019.1567241
Sustained knowledge work and thinking time amongst academics: gender and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Peetz, David, Baird, Marian, Banerjee, Rupa, Bartkiw, Tim, Campbell, Shelagh, Charlesworth, Sara, Coles, Amanda, Cooper, Rae, Foster, Jason, Galea, Natalie, de la Harpe, Barbara, Leighton, Catherine, Lynch, Bernadette, Pike, Kelly, Pyman, Amanda, Ramia, Ioana, Ressia, Susan, Samani, Mojan Naisani, Southey, Kim, ..., Weststar, Johanna. 2022. "Sustained knowledge work and thinking time amongst academics: gender and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic." Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 32 (1), pp. 72-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2022.2034092
Work, employment and industrial relations policy
Ressia, Susan, Werth, Shalene and Peetz, David. 2019. "Work, employment and industrial relations policy." Chen, Peter J., Barry, Nicholas, Butcher, John R., Clune, David, Cook, Ian, Garnier, Adele, Haigh, Yvonne, Motta, Sara C. and Taflaga, Marija (ed.) Australian Politics and Policy. Sydney, Australia. Sydney University Press. pp. 724-744
Work, employment and industrial relations policy
Werth, Shalene, Ressia, Susan and Peetz, David. 2019. "Work, employment and industrial relations policy." Chen, Peter J., Barry, Nicholas, Butcher, John R., Clune, David, Cook, Ian, Garnier, Adele, Haigh, Yvonne, Motta, Sara C. and Taflaga, Marija (ed.) Australian Politics and Policy. Sydney, Australia. Sydney University Press. pp. 576-591
Reflections and conclusions [to Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity]
Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte. 2018. "Reflections and conclusions [to Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity]." Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte (ed.) Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 187-191
Introducing concepts of workforce diversity
Werth, Shalene, Brownlow, Charlotte and Gunders, Jodie. 2018. "Introducing concepts of workforce diversity." Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte (ed.) Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-7
Autism Spectrum Disorder: emotion work in the workplace
Brownlow, Charlotte, Werth, Shalene and Keefe, Kathleen. 2018. "Autism Spectrum Disorder: emotion work in the workplace." Werth, Shalene and Brownlow, Charlotte (ed.) Work and identity: contemporary perspectives on workplace diversity. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 23-37
The personal and the professional: betwixt and between the paid and unpaid responsibilities of working women with chronic illness
Werth, Shalene. 2017. "The personal and the professional: betwixt and between the paid and unpaid responsibilities of working women with chronic illness." New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 42 (3), pp. 63-74.
The changing nature of educational support for students with disabilities
Werth, Shalene and Brady, Shaunaugh. 2015. "The changing nature of educational support for students with disabilities." Lock, Jennifer, Redmond, Petrea and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: global perspectives and contexts. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 53-67
Managerial attitudes: influences on workforce outcomes for working women with chronic illness
Werth, Shalene. 2015. "Managerial attitudes: influences on workforce outcomes for working women with chronic illness." The Economic and Labour Relations Review. 26 (2), pp. 296-313. https://doi.org/10.1177/1035304615571244
To disclose or not to disclose: workforce experiences of employees with ASD
Brownlow, Charlotte and Werth, Shalene. 2015. "To disclose or not to disclose: workforce experiences of employees with ASD." 7th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. Creswick, Australia 26 - 28 Oct 2015
Disability and study: layers of management
Werth, Shalene, Hammer, Sara and d'Abadie, Danielle. 2014. "Disability and study: layers of management." International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. 9 (1), pp. 101-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/18334105.2014.11082023
Working with chronic illness: the modes of working
Werth, Shalene. 2014. "Working with chronic illness: the modes of working." Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 24 (3), pp. 235-248. https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2014.961682
Negative events, positive outcomes: improving labour force outcomes via tertiary study for individuals with disability and chronic illness
Werth, Shalene. 2012. "Negative events, positive outcomes: improving labour force outcomes via tertiary study for individuals with disability and chronic illness." Australian Bulletin of Labour. 38 (4), pp. 345-366.
Expectations of Ability and Disability at University: The Fine Art of Managing Lives, Perceptions, and Curricula
Hammer, Sara, Werth, Shalene, Dunn, Peter, Lawson, Kym and d'Abadie, Danielle. 2011. "Expectations of Ability and Disability at University: The Fine Art of Managing Lives, Perceptions, and Curricula." Midgley, Warren, Tyler, Mark A., Danaher, Patrick Alan and Mander, Alison (ed.) Beyond Binaries in Education Research. New York, NY. United States. Routledge. pp. 211-220
Stigma, stress and emotional labour: experiences of women with chronic illness at work
Werth, Shalene. 2011. "Stigma, stress and emotional labour: experiences of women with chronic illness at work." Laneyrie, Frances, Li, Lizzie and Markey, Ray (ed.) 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2011): Dialogue Downunder. Auckland, New Zealand 01 - 04 Feb 2011 Auckland, New Zealand.
Image management for women with chronic illness in the various aspects of life
Werth, Shalene. 2007. "Image management for women with chronic illness in the various aspects of life." Albion, Majella J. and Collins, Pauline (ed.) 2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life. Toowoomba, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.
Survival of the male breadwinner
Werth, Shalene. 2011. "Survival of the male breadwinner." Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation. 37 (1), pp. 145-156.
Women, work and chronic illness: an exploratory investigation of themes from HILDA
Werth, Shalene. 2010. "Women, work and chronic illness: an exploratory investigation of themes from HILDA." Barnes, Alison, Balnave, Nikola and Lafferty, George (ed.) 24th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity (AIRAANZ 2010). Sydney, Australia 03 - 05 Feb 2010 Sydney, Australia.
Chronic illness and women: a model of disclosure at work
Werth, Shalene. 2010. "Chronic illness and women: a model of disclosure at work." Velayutham, Selvaraj, Ebert, Norbert and Watkins, Sheila (ed.) Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA 2010): Social Causes, Private Lives. Sydney, Australia 06 - 09 Dec 2010 Melbourne, Australia.
Tertiary students with a disability or chronic illness: stigma and study
Hammer, Sara, Werth, Shalene and Dunn, Peter. 2009. "Tertiary students with a disability or chronic illness: stigma and study." Bedford, Tas, Huijser, Henk and Muller, Sarah (ed.) Enabling Pathways: 3rd National Conference of Enabling Educators. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Nov 2009 Toowoomba, Australia.
Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students
Werth, Shalene, Southey, Kim and Lynch, Bernadette. 2009. "Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students." Studies in Learning Evaluation Innovation and Development. 6 (1), pp. 30-37.
The impact of disabilities and long-term medical conditions on the student learning experience at USQ
Lawson, Kym, Werth, Shalene, Dunn, Peter and d'Abadie, Danielle. 2008. "The impact of disabilities and long-term medical conditions on the student learning experience at USQ." Pathways 9. Melbourne, Australia 02 - 05 Dec 2008 Melbourne, Australia.
WorkChoices: hardly a new agenda
Werth, Shalene. 2008. "WorkChoices: hardly a new agenda." Stanton, Pauline and Young, Suzanne (ed.) 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future. Melbourne, Australia 06 - 08 Feb 2008 Melbourne, Australia.
Putting chronically-ill university students into the research limelight
Werth, Shalene. 2008. "Putting chronically-ill university students into the research limelight." Henderson, Robyn and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Troubling terrains: tactics for traversing and transforming contemporary educational research. Brisbane, Australia. Post Pressed. pp. 67-75
Students with low entry scores succeed at university
Lynch, Bernadette and Werth, Shalene. 2007. "Students with low entry scores succeed at university." International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. 3 (3), pp. 14-22.
A feminine approach to teaching a large, first year university course: and everyone lived happily ever after!
Southey, Kim, Lynch, Bernadette, Werth, Shalene and Hammer, Sara. 2007. "A feminine approach to teaching a large, first year university course: and everyone lived happily ever after!" Albion, Majella J. and Collins, Pauline (ed.) 2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life. Toowoomba, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.