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Towards ending the silence: working women as carers of children with chronic illness/disability

Vickers, Margaret H. and Parris, Melissa 2004, Towards ending the silence: working women as carers of children with chronic illness/disability, in ANZAM 2004 : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 8-11 December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Otago, [Dunedin, N.Z.].

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Title Towards ending the silence: working women as carers of children with chronic illness/disability
Author(s) Vickers, Margaret H.
Parris, Melissa
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference (18th : 2004 : Dunedin, N.Z.)
Conference location Dunedin, New Zealand
Conference dates 8-11 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings ANZAM 2004 : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 8-11 December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand
Editor(s) Elkin, Graham
Publication date 2004
Publisher University of Otago
Place of publication [Dunedin, N.Z.]
Keyword(s) women
self
chronic lllness/disability
work
caregiving
Summary This research presents stories from Australian women who work and care for a child with a significant chronic illness or disability. The paper considers the theory of Silencing the Self (Jack, 1991) in relation to the reported experiences and behaviours of these women. We report three themes of Caring and Working: "Otherness", "Doing it All" - but "Wanting to Live a Normal Life". As in Jack's study, these women engaged in silencing of the self. However, we also observed other people contributing to their silence and, unlike the respondents in Jack's study, many of these women fought the silence and did not accept that their unhappy situations should continue. They sought a life where silencing may not have been necessary.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 0476011310
9780476011311
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006651

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