Promoting Self-Care in the Accommodation of Episodic Disability at Work
Odelia works within the burgeoning field of Disability Legal Studies. Her PhD project examines the intersection of law and self-care for people with episodic disabilities who work or wish to work. Using a socio-legal concept known as legal consciousness to guide the research methodology, Odelia will interview a diverse group of people who identify as having an episodic disability—i.e. a disability that can be characterized as unpredictable, with fluctuating periods and degrees of disability (or its absence), and that impacts on aspects of daily life—in order to learn about how they manage their disability-related self-care needs in relation to work and how this is shaped by their perceptions and experiences of Canadian law.