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Dr. Tyna Taskila - July 2014
According to a recent article by Dr. Tyna Taskila in Personnel Today, despite improvements in cancer treatments — which have enabled many patients to return to work — statistics indicate that survivors are 1.4 times more likely to be unemployed. It’s no surprise that symptoms of the disease and side effects from treatment (e.g., fatigue, chemo brain) can result in a diminished work capacity. Still, many survivors are determined to continue working while undergoing treatment — or to get back to work as soon as possible afterward. They just may require some accommodations in order to do so. The good news is, there are policy changes under way and initiatives being developed that will enable employers to better support their workers during this type of transition. Cancer and Careers also offers some helpful information on returning to work and what kind of accommodations you’re entitled to under the law. For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.personneltoday.com