Work and Cancer Survivors

Authors: Feuerstein, Michael

  • 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
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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.
  • Economic burden.
  • 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.

About the authors

Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Health in the Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at that institution. In addition, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Medicine, at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Dr. Feuerstein is editor-in-chief of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and Journal of Cancer Survivorship, as well as editor of Handbook of Cancer Survivorship. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Association for Advancement of Behavioral Therapy, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Future Research, Practice, and Policy

    Feuerstein, Michael

    Pages 1-13

  • Epidemiology

    Neary, David

    Pages 3-23

  • Economic Burden

    Butler, Richard J. (et al.)

    Pages 25-71

  • Employers’ and Survivors’ Perspectives

    Amir, Ziv (et al.)

    Pages 73-89

  • Work Disability: It is not just the “lesion”

    Loisel, Patrick

    Pages 93-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work and Cancer Survivors
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72041-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72041-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72040-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8155-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 350
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