Balancing Work & Cancer: Making Key Decisions
Making decisions about work can often feel overwhelming, especially when also managing a diagnosis. Do you need help identifying the steps involved in making key decisions regarding employment after cancer? Gathering relevant information, getting organized and devising a plan can help create a better sense of control over the situation. In this webinar session we will discuss best practices for making decisions and the considerations involved in the process. Topics will include:
- Gathering the appropriate information and getting organized
- Creating a plan around balancing work and your diagnosis that accounts for changes and obstacles
- Decisions around next steps with work and treatment
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 — 6:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM PT
All sessions are FREE and open to cancer patients, survivors, healthcare professionals and caregivers.
Nicole Jarvis, LMSW, Assistant Director of Programs, Cancer and Careers
Nicole Jarvis joined the team in October of 2015 as Manager of Programs. Now, as Assistant Director, she oversees the 12 annual Cancer and Careers webinars, the Financial Assistance Grant Program, Regional Conferences, and accreditation. In addition, Nicole provides direct support and referrals to the many patients, survivors and healthcare professionals who reach out to the organization, as well as assists with the regional and national conferences.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on women’s health. While in Madison, she was actively involved with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, pursuing work on legislative issues related to access to reproductive healthcare. Following graduation, she worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering for four years in the chemotherapy unit and for a renal oncologist, until attaining her Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College, in 2013. Nicole worked as a social worker in the child welfare arena, advocating for parents in family court, prior to joining Cancer and Careers.
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6:00 PM – 6:05 PM ET: Welcome, Speaker Introduction
6:05 PM – 6:50 PM ET: Overview of considerations for navigating caretaking responsibilities and employment
6:50 PM – 7:00 PM ET: Questions
- Attendees will be able to identify best practices for individuals with cancer to gather relevant information to apply when deciding if and how to continue working.
- Attendees will be able to provide guidance on how to best organize information for patients who are making decisions about balancing work and a diagnosis.
- Attendees will be able to identify practical steps for creating an action plan for working during or after treatment, including strategies for addressing challenges.
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: 06/10/2022 – 06/10/2023. Social workers completing this course receive one (1) continuing education credit.
- 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.
Requirements to Receive Credits
CEW Foundation (aka Cancer and Careers) maintains responsibility for programs. Healthcare professionals of all disciplines should contact their regulatory board(s) to determine course approval for their specific license(s) and/or certification(s). Please note that regulatory boards may not accept duplicate contact hours (i.e., CEs awarded for webinar sessions with similar titles offered in this or prior calendar years) as valid for license and/or certification renewal.
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Questions or Grievances
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