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ERIC Number: EJ1104180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Exacerbated Vulnerability in Existential Changes: The Essence of Dealing with Reduced Working Capacity
Steingrímsdóttir, Sigrún Hulda; Halldórsdóttir, Sigríður
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v16 n2 p251-274 Jul 2016
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore people's experience of reduced working capacity and their encounters with professionals in that life situation. We collected data through in-depth interviews with eight individuals. The main finding of the current research is how illness and accident impairing work capacity "exacerbate vulnerability" during the recovery process as people experienced uncertainty, depression, anxiety, social isolation, fear and stress. We conclude that counseling and support from respectful, professional, caring and human professionals is extremely valuable in such a context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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