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.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » ergonomics - oncology - rehabilitation - reintegration - survivor - worker productivity - workplace - workplace accomodation
Related subjects » Labor Economics - Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Population Studies - Public Health
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
AUTHORS & EDITORS
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.