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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Work, Employment and Society|
|Early online date||20 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2018|
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'A Beginning and not the End: Work After a Diagnosis of Dementia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
- Department of Management - Senior Lecturer
- Huddersfield Business School
- Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics - Member