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Title Work and cancer survivors / Michael Feuerstein.
Imprint New York ; London : Springer, 2009.

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Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Employment.
Cancer -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Industrial hygiene.
Neoplasms -- rehabilitation.
Neoplasms -- economics.
Neoplasms -- psychology.
Survivors -- psychology.
Alt Name Feuerstein, Michael.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 350 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Epidemiology / David Neary -- Economic burden / Richard J. Butler, William G. Johnson, and Timothy Gubler -- Employers' and survivors' perspectives / Ziv Amir, David R. Strauser, and Fong Chan -- Work disability : it is not just the "lesion" / Patrick Loisel -- The meaning of work / Guy Maytal and John Peteet -- Fatigue, pain, and physical function / Mary E. Sesto and Maureen J. Simmonds -- Cognitive limitations / Tracy Veramonti and Christina Meyers -- Young survivors of childhood cancer / Angela de Boer, Jos Verbeek, and Frank van Dijk -- Primary and occupational health care providers / Jos Verbeek, Angela de Boer, and Taina Taskila -- Rehabilitation / Michael J.L. Sullivan [and others] -- Workplace accommodations / Fong Chan [and others] -- Individuals with cancer in the workforce and their federal rights / Peter Blanck [and others] -- International efforts : perspectives, policies, and programs / Patricia Findley and Catherine P. Wilson -- Future research, practice, and policy -- Michael Feuerstein.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387720418
9780387720401 (hbk.)
0387720405 (hbk.)
OCLC # 405547542
Link Springer - LINK.
Additional Format Print version: Work and cancer survivors. New York ; London : Springer, 2009 9780387720401 0387720405 (OCoLC)262719080

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