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Work and Cancer Survivors


Work and Cancer Survivors



von: Michael Feuerstein

106,99 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 21.04.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780387720418
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 350

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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. Cancer Survivorship and Work reviews many of the issues relevant to cancer survivors in the workplace from the survivors’, employers’, and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary and international volume brings together experts in fields as varied as epidemiology, economics, rehabilitation, psychology, human factors and 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.

Cancer survivors are returning to work in higher numbers than ever. However, many of them face complications; employer discrimination or harassment; and other serious concerns. This book reviews many of the issues relevant to cancer survivors in the workplace.

Section I Introduction

Chapter 1 Work in cancer survivors

Section II Epidemiology

Chapter 2 Descriptive epidemiology of return to work and work limitations: Prevalence and patterns among various cancer types

Chapter 3 Qualitative studies of work in cancer survivors

Chapter 4 Factors impacting work

Chapter 5. Burden of work: Economic analyses

Section III Models

Chapter 6 Models of work and cancer survivors

Section IV Measurement

Chapter 8 Methods used to measure work productivity in chronic illness

Section V Management

Focus on survivor

Chapter 10 Assessment of factors associated with work: Clinic and Workplace

Chapter 11 Medical management

Chapter 12 Physical therapy and exercise

Chapter 13 Biobehavioral management

Focus on workplace

Chapter 15: Employer concerns

Chapter 16 Workplace accommodation and ergonomics

Chapter 17 Legal and policy matters

Section VI Future Directions

Chapter 18. Research, Clinical and Policy Needs
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.
Work and Cancer Survivors

<P>Edited by Michael Feuerstein, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland</P>
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<P>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. <EM>Work and Cancer Survivors</EM> 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.</P>
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<P>Among the topics covered:</P>
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<LI>The significance of work for survivors.</LI>
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<LI>Economic burden.</LI>
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<LI>Factors affecting work, including pain, fatigue, and cognitive limitations.</LI>
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<LI>Primary and occupational health care approaches, rehabilitation, and workplace accommodation.</LI>
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<LI>Legal and policy issues.</LI>
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<LI>Work concerns specific to young cancer survivors.</LI>
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<LI>International efforts and Policy development.</LI>
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<P>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 <EM>Work and Cancer Survivors</EM> will only gain in relevance.</P>

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
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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