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JointHealth™ insight – numéro novembre 2018

Rapport spécial : l’arthrite dans la population active canadienne 

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Dans le dernier numéro du JointHealth™ insight, le comité ACE (Arthritis Consumer Experts) livre un rapport sur l’arthrite chez la population active canadienne.

Au Canada, l’arthrite constitue la principale cause d’incapacité au travail, entraînant une piètre qualité de vie et des pertes d’emploi. Les membres ACE nous ont raconté leurs histoires émaillées d’efforts constants pour s’acquitter de leurs responsabilités au travail tout en gérant leur maladie, en particulier leurs symptômes tels que la douleur, la fatigue et la raideur, souvent accompagnés d’un déclin progressif des fonctions physiques.

Selon Statistique Canada, on estime à 13 milliards $ le coût annuel de l’incapacité de la population active due à l’arthrite et aux maladies musculosquelettiques. Les études ont démontré que plusieurs personnes ayant reçu un diagnostic de polyarthrite rhumatoïde (PR) sont contraintes de quitter la population active de façon prématurée et gagnent un salaire moins élevé que les personnes qui n’en sont pas atteintes.

Ce numéro du JointHealth™ insight couvre cet important sujet de l’arthrite au travail et traite également des sujets suivants :

  • Discussion sur les récipiendaires d’un prix Meilleurs milieux de travail au Canada pour les employés atteints d’arthrite : le Gouvernement du Yukon et l’Université de Montréal.
  • Regard sur l’impact de l’arthrite sur la population active au Canada et les défis les plus courants auxquels sont confrontés les employés qui en sont atteints.
  • Entrevue particulière avec Dre Lacaille à propos de son programme éducatif en ligne Making it Work™, conçu pour aider les personnes atteintes d’arthrite inflammatoire à gérer les défis liés à l’arthrite au travail.

JointHealth™ insight – November 2018

Special Report: Arthritis in the Canadian Workforce 

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In the latest issue of JointHealth™ insight, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) reports on arthritis in the Canadian workforce.

Arthritis is the most common cause of work disability in Canada, resulting in both poor quality of life and workplace limitations. ACE members have told us about the challenge of managing workplace responsibilities while managing their disease, including symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and stiffness, often with a gradual loss of physical function.

According to Statistics Canada, the estimated annual cost of workplace disability from arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions is $13.6 billion. Studies have also shown that many people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are forced to leave the workforce prematurely and earn less than those living without the disease.

This issue of JointHealth™ insight covers the important topic of arthritis in the workplace, and includes:

  • A discussion on the 2018 winners of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis award: The Government of Yukon and Université de Montréal.
  • A look at the impact of arthritis on the Canadian work force, and common challenges faced by employees with arthritis.
  • A special interview with Dr. Lacaille about her online education program, Making it Work™. The program is designed to help people with inflammatory arthritis deal with employment issues related to their disease.

Join Canadian Olympic snowboarder Spencer O’Brien and Dr. Diane Lacaille at the “Women in Biz Network: RA Matters at Work Event” on November 26

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RSVP by November 23! Register for this free event to hear and learn from inspirational women living with arthritis and leading health professionals! 

Event date: November 26, 2018
Location:
The Westin Bayshore (Salon Ballroom D&E)
1601 Bayshore Drive,
Vancouver V6G 2V4
Free Registration: ramattersatwork.eventbrite.com
Please RSVP by November 23, 2018.

300,000 Canadians live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and women are affected two to three times more often than men. For many people living with RA, career continuation and advancement can seem out of reach.

To help illuminate the accessibility of career progression for people with chronic diseases like RA, Women in Biz Network and Eli Lily Canada are launching a nationwide series of empowering events called RA Matters at Work.

Join them in an evening of lively discussion among a community of inspirational women living with arthritis. Speakers will share stories of difficulty and triumph while thriving in the workplace, and challenge the negative beliefs and self-doubt associated with living and working with a chronic disease.

Come learn from experts in rheumatology about advances in preventing work disability for people with inflammatory arthritis. The event will be moderated by ACE founder and president, Cheryl Koehn. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Diane Lacaille – Associate Scientific Director and Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatology, Arthritis Research Canada
  • Ms. Spencer O’Brien – Canadian Olympic Snowboarder, 2016 X Games Gold Medalist, 2 x World Champion, Olympian, person living with RA
  • Ms. Maya Joshi – Program coordinator, Arthritis Consumer Experts
  • Ms. Flora To-Miles – Managing Editor of Occupational Therapy Now, The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Ms. Alison Stewart – Registered Rehabilitation Professional, Arthritis Research Canada Making It Work Research-Practice Program
  • Ms. Julia Chayko – Actor and Writer

Join us and the conversation at #RAMATTERSATWORK