A Beginning and not the End: Work After a Diagnosis of Dementia

Jannine Williams, Sue Richardson, Elizabeth Draper

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Abstract

While there is a growing literature on the experiences of disabled workers, this article presents an account of a work experience not frequently documented: being employed while living with dementia. It does this through the account of Elizabeth Draper, an NHS Hospital Trust manager, who received a diagnosis of dementia while employed. The article offers new ways of conceptualizing the struggles of disabled workers to continue with their project of self-becoming through work. It shows how work practices can enact violence through ‘non-recognition’ and how workers can subvert this violence to create opportunities for future development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalWork, Employment and Society
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date20 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

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