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By Norman R., Ruescher L.

No matter if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, or are a pal or relative of somebody struggling with power sickness, this ebook bargains support. the one textual content on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately persistent ailment delivers authoritative, functional solutions in your questions about treatments and caliber of lifestyles, and gives assets of help from either the general practitioner s and sufferer s viewpoints. This booklet is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of power ailment.

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Maybe I should get a lawyer! 25. What rights do I have under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Some chronic illnesses are disabling. According to the Council for Disability Rights: Forty-three million Americans have physical or mental disabilities. Too often they are excluded from the mainstream of American life by attitudes and inaccessible environments. Sixty-seven percent of all people with disabilities are unemployed, even among college graduates. The ADA benefits all of us. Each of us has a 20% chance of becoming a person with a disability and a 50% chance of having a family member with a disability.

While prayer and meditation can be very helpful in managing chronic illness, playing “Let’s Make a Deal” is not. Fortunately, the bargaining stage usually doesn’t last very long. Instead of spending your energy figuring out what constitutes an enticing offer, put your energy into something you know will pay off and make a plan to manage your disease. QXP 10/22/09 2:34 PM Page 25 PART THREE Impact of Chronic Illness on Social Relationships Why do I feel so isolated? How can I make other people understand what I am going through?

Employers are allowed to ask if the applicant can perform the duties of a job. Medical examinations can only be required if they are job related, consistent with the employer’s business needs, and required of all employees entering similar jobs. Drug testing is permitted. Any medical information obtained by the employer must be kept confidential. Employers who hire disabled people may be eligible for a small business tax credit. The ADA also covers accessibility to public transportation, to existing buildings and new construction in public accommodations, as well as communication media.

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