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Addressing Employment Issues with MS Patients: Updates from the Ready For Work Project

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Addressing Employment Issues with MS Patients: Updates from the Ready for Work Project

Antonella Cardone discusses the Ready for Work Project, and how healthcare professionals can improve work outcomes for patients with MS.
  • Overview

    Antonella Cardone, Executive Director of the Fit for Work Global Alliance at the Work Foundation, joins Dr. Matt Birnholz on this powerful edition of On the Frontlines of Multiple Sclerosis.  

    Ms. Cardone will be discussing the Ready for Work Project, which aims to promote positive work outcomes in clinical care with particular focus on improving access to treatment and employment support for all people living with MS. This project is a collaboration between the Work Foundation, the European MS Platform (EMSP), Novartis and Merck. 

    This program has been brought to you through an independent educational grant from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

     

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    2. Bevan, S., & Steadman, K. (2015). Multiple sclerosis & employment in Europe: literature summary. London: The Work Foundation.
    3. Kornblith AB, La Rocca NG, Baum HM: Employment in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Int J Rehabil Res 1986; 9: 155-165.
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