The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Disablism in the lives of people living with a chronic illness in England and Portugal

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09687599.2016.1181048

     
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    However it only contained 6 quotes in total so I don't find it a great resource to quote from.

    It highlights people's difficulties obtaining disability payments. Also in Portugal they have a system where only specified conditions qualify and chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are not on the list.

    It also discusses how employment accommodations are not mandatory in Portugal. An example is given of a woman who was doing physically demanding work before she became ill who wanted to switch to another job within the company but the company did not accommodate her.
     
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    Wow, sounds like things are pretty awful in Portugal.
     
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