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Cancer survivorship and work is a burgeoning area of research as an increasing number of cancer patients are surviving for the long term. Eighty percent of cancer survivors return to work
First authoritative and interdisciplinary compilation of chapters written by experts to help move research and practice forward in the important area of work and cancer survivorship
An edited volume with contributions by international leaders in public health, public policy, epidemiology, economics, family medicine, occupational and physical therapy, and ergonomics
Work and Cancer Survivors
Edited by Michael Feuerstein, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
Cancer survivors are returning to the workplace in higher numbers than ever before. This is a positive outcome of the "war on cancer", however, many of these cancer survivors face the possibility of illness- or treatment-related complications; employer discrimination or harassment; and other serious concerns. Work and Cancer Survivors reviews many of the issues relevant to cancer survivors in the workplace from the survivors’, employers’, and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary volume brings together experts in fields as varied as epidemiology, economics, rehabilitation, psychology, ergonomics, law and public policy to create a unique, up-to-date reference of what is currently known and what needs to be considered in the future. With this knowledge, challenges faced by this growing population can be better addressed by health care providers, employers, survivors and their families.
Among the topics covered:
The significance of work for survivors.
Factors affecting work, including pain, fatigue, and cognitive limitations.
Primary and occupational health care approaches, rehabilitation, and workplace accommodation.
Legal and policy issues.
Work concerns specific to young cancer survivors.
International efforts and Policy development.
In addition to its value to researchers and clinicians working with cancer survivors, the book has immediate salience to professionals and students in behavioral medicine and health psychology, psychiatry, public health, physical and occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation and social work. As treatment outcomes improve and the workforce continues to age, the information in Work and Cancer Survivors will only gain in relevance.