Social work and end-of-life care

Social work is important in end-of-life care

Think about the social and psychological needs of employees who survive cancer

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I came across a useful discussion, on an employment law website, of returning to work after having cancer; many people do, some people don’t. But employers need to focus on the psychological and social (‘softer’) changes that cancer survivors make in their lives, as well as making changes in their employee’s lives that respond to the physical problems created by their bout of cancer. This will become increasingly important as people’s working lives extend beyond their early sixties and as cancer is increasingly seen as a survivable illness, rather than a death sentence.

Link to the article140220 working with cancer

This article is written by an organisation, Working with Cancer,  concerned with helping people, through providing coaching for individuals and information more widely, return to work successfully after a period of cancer. They have a useful website.

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Written by Malcolm Payne

20 February 2014 at 8:56 am

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