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Jason Hoffman, PharmD, RPh - January 2016
According to a recently published study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, clinicians need to collaboratively work with cancer survivors to determine if they are cognitively, emotionally, and physically prepared to return to the workplace. Many survivors have requested an increased involvement on the part of clinicians for decisions surrounding work readiness.
Unfortunately, there are no current practices in determining whether patients are ready to return to work. Researchers identified 3 challenges to determining work readiness: the complexity of the survivor's cancer, the accuracy of work readiness determinations, and the lack of established processes for addressing work goals.
Authors of the study concluded that supports from health care providers in determining work readiness can ensure survivors do not return to work either 'too early' or 'too late'.
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Original source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com