An ecological approach to facilitate successful employment outcomes among people with multiple chemical sensitivity.
Szirony GM, Kontosh LG, Koch L, Rumrill P, Hennessey M, Vierstra C, Roessler RT. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA.
Many adults with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) must prematurely exit the workforce because of the severity of their MCS symptoms, the resulting disability stigma, and their unmet needs for on-the-job accommodations. To help individuals with MCS continue working or re-enter employment, rehabilitation professionals must understand the barriers resulting in unemployment and implement interventions to reduce or remove those barriers. In this article, the Ecological Model of Career Development is presented as a scheme for identifying barriers and implementing rehabilitation interventions to improve the employment outcomes among people with MCS.
PMID: 18057574 [PubMed - in process]