Working with rheumatic diseases - support workers - an overview for HR manager
In Germany, 20 million people suffer from over 100 different forms of rheumatism, such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and arthrosis or inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Finding — and keeping — a job that works within the limitations imposed by rheumatoid arthritis can be a challenge for many people who live with the painful disease. Participation in working life is particularly important for people with rheumatism. Finding — and keeping — a job that works within the limitations imposed by the chronic disease can be a challenge for many people who live with the painful disease. Sometimes only small changes are necessary in order to help workers to remain in their job. This brooklet is aimed primarily at employers, workers representatives, occupational health physicians in order to give them a practical overview specifically on this topic.