This webinar will present current research evidence on the impacts of IBD on work abilities and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their chronic disease.
- IBD patients have an increased frequency of sick leave, disability pension, and unemployment compared to the general population.
- Up to 90% of IBD patients require accommodations but as many as two-thirds are not able to make work adjustments to avoid taking time off.
- Perhaps the most common accommodations most required are access to a toilet or toilet breaks and time off to attend medical appointments.
- Examples of good resources for employees and employers are available on the Crohn’s and Colitis United Kingdom website.