Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics in Business Communication

[We’re pleased to welcome guest editor Dr. Sushil Oswal of the University of Washington and author Dr. Stephanie Wheeler of the University of Central Florida. Dr. Wheeler recently published an article in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly entitled “Harry Potter and the First Order of Business: Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics … Continue reading Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics in Business Communication

Do we Value Disabled Lives in Academia?

[We’re pleased to welcome Guest Editor Dr. Sushil K. Oswal of the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr. Oswal recently published a guest editorial in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly entitled “Can Workplaces, Classrooms, and Pedagogies Be Disabling?" which is currently free to read for a limited time. The editorial was written as an introduction for … Continue reading Do we Value Disabled Lives in Academia?

Identity, Mental Health and Work

[We’re pleased to welcome author Hadar Elraz of Cardiff University. Hadar Elraz recently published an article in the Human Relations entitled “Identity, mental health and work: How employees with mental health conditions recount stigma and the pejorative discourse of mental illness,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Hadar Elraz summarises … Continue reading Identity, Mental Health and Work

How Can Employers Support Mentally Ill Employees?

People with mental illness often find it daunting to find a job, much less keep one. It may be difficult for a person  with a mental illness, like depression or anxiety, to balance their psychological needs with the stress and demands of a job. The challenge of balancing work and mental health often acts as … Continue reading How Can Employers Support Mentally Ill Employees?

Exercise and Happiness in the Disabled

It's no secret that physical exercise produces endorphins that make you happy. But a study published in the Journal of Sports Economics looks at the effects of exercise and sports participation in a special (disabled) population, adding a new angle to the current "happiness literature": Using survey data collected by the Korean Sports Association for … Continue reading Exercise and Happiness in the Disabled