The Society for Nurses with Disabilities provides resources and support for nurses, advanced practice nurses, nursing assistants, nursing students, and other nursing professionals with disabilities. Friends and family members are also invited to join our community.
How to Write a Business Case for Hiring Disabled Nurses
There's a story on eHow.com titled, "How to Write a Business Case for Hiring Disabled Nurses." Does your organization think about hiring disabled nurses? The author does a nice job pointing out some of the potential benefits and business implications of hiring nurses who may have a variety of disabilities. You'll certainly increase workplace diversity, but there are significant benefits that go beyond that. You may get valuable input from nurses who have physical disabilities. They may offer unique insights that other nurses may not offer.
If you're interested in this topic, read more here.
Did you know that allnurses.com has a forum where nurses are discussing issues revolving around disability? You can find the "Nurses with Disabilities Forum" here: http://allnurses.com/nurses-disabilities-forum/ Recent discussions have revolved around: Arthritis ADHD PTSD Tremors Seizures Mental illness and other health conditions
While the following study was conducted in Japan, what can other countries learn from this? The Influence of Supportive and Ethical Work Environments on Work-Related Accidents, Injuries, and Serious Psychological Distress among Hospital Nurses. The healthcare industry in Japan has experienced many cases of work-related injuries, accidents, and workers' compensation claims because of mental illness. This study examined the influence of supportive and ethical work environments on work-related accidents, injuries, and serious psychological distress among hospital nurses. Self-reported questionnaires were distributed to nurses (n = 1114) from 11 hospitals. Valid responses (n = 822, 93% women, mean age = 38.49 ± 10.09 years) were used for analyses. The questionnaire included items addressing basic attributes, work and organizational characteristics, social capital and ethical climate at the workplace, psychological distress, and experience of work-related accidents or injuries in th
This JAN webpage addresses important points around " Accommodating Nurses with Disabilities ." How many nurses with disabilities are working today? Are nurses with disabilities required to disclose their disability to their employers? Can an employer ask nurses with disabilities to submit to a medical examination?