Balancing Work & Cancer: Balancing Work & Cancer
Working after a cancer diagnosis can come with many unexpected challenges. While these challenges can seem overwhelming, it’s important to understand effective approaches and solutions that can make navigating the balance of work and cancer much more manageable.
This presentation will focus on ways to manage working during, or after, treatment. Key topics discussed in this webinar will include:
- Factors to consider when deciding whether or not to work during treatment
- Understanding and managing the aspects of disclosure in the workplace and beyond
- Approaches for managing side effects from treatment at work
Date & Time
Wednesday, August 2, 2023 — 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT
All sessions are free and open to cancer patients, survivors, healthcare professionals and caregivers. All attendees must abide by CAC's Code of Conduct.
Content for this session is authored by Rebecca Nellis, MPP; Rachel Becker, LMSW; and Nicole Jarvis, LMSW.
Scott Sinclair, Senior Manager of Programs, Cancer and Careers
Scott is a Senior Manager of Programs for Cancer and Careers. In his position, Scott oversees communications, including PR, social media and paid awareness efforts. He also manages CAC’s English website as well as the Balancing Work & Cancer Webinars — a 12-part series offering information and resources on targeted topics each month. Scott has been a member of CAC’s Young Professionals Committee since 2018 and regularly worked in a volunteer capacity supporting CAC's program iniatives before signing on as a full time member of the team. Prior to this role, Scott worked at CEW, Inc., where he supported Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW and Founder of Cancer and Careers. In a previous life, Scott worked on Broadway for five years on productions such as Kinky Boots and Evita. He earned his BA from Emerson College.
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6:00 PM – 6:05 PM ET: Welcome, Speaker Introduction
6:05 PM – 6:50 PM ET: Overview of considerations when balancing work and a diagnosis
6:50 PM – 7:00 PM ET: Questions
- Attendees will be able to discuss key practical considerations for cancer patients and survivors who are balancing work and cancer treatment/recovery.
- Attendees will be able to provide guidance to patients making decisions around disclosure in the workplace.
- Attendees will be able to identify reasonable accommodations for patients to utilize when working through treatment or returning to work after treatment.
One (1) continuing education credit will be provided free of charge to eligible oncology nurses, social workers, and HR professionals upon approval from the agencies listed below.
- This program is approved by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (Approval #0072) for 1 continuing education hour.
- Cancer and Careers, #1814, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Cancer and Careers maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/10/2023 – 06/10/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.
- Cancer and Careers is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Provider approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16673, for 1 continuing education credit per session.
- Cancer and Careers is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1 PDC per session for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
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