Returning to Work after cancer treatment: case study of health care worker after cancer

Journal article


Gilkes, E and Harriss, A (2017). Returning to Work after cancer treatment: case study of health care worker after cancer. Occupational Health and Wellbeing. 68 (10), pp. 27-30.
AuthorsGilkes, E and Harriss, A
Abstract

Returning to work following a diagnosis of cancer can often be an important part of the recovery, indeed Waddell and Burton (2006) stress that (good) work is health enhancing. Staying in employment should be a realistic option, and with appropriate interventions workers with cancer can be supported to remain in work (Taskila et al, 2013).
This case study examines the impact that breast cancer and its treatment had on Beryl (pseudonym), a health care worker on a medical unit in relation to a successful return to work (RTW). It highlights the impact of the pathophysiology of cancer, the assessment of Beryl’s fitness for work and planning a successful RTW is considered.

KeywordsCancer, return to work, rehabilitation
Year2017
JournalOccupational Health and Wellbeing
Journal citation68 (10), pp. 27-30
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Web address (URL)https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/returning-work-cancer-treatment-case-study-healthcare-worker/
Publication dates
Print01 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Dec 2017
Accepted01 Jun 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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