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Abigail Klein Leichman - February 2017
A new program in Israel, Careers after Cancer, has launched as part of the non-profit Beit Natan, volunteer-run community health resource, advocacy and cancer support center serving Israelis from low-income, immigrant and under-served communities.
The program grew out of Beit Natan staff speaking with those who either finished treatment or had a chronic form of cancer but are still able and wanting to work. Many they spoke with asked, "now what?", as they are no longer considered patients and their families and/or employers expect them to go right back to what had been, but that may not be possible since they're not the same person anymore and their energy and motivations may have shifted.
Esther Zemel, hotline and support groups coordinator, states "we wanted to take a more holistic approach and help them to rediscover their own skills and direct them to a new path after this life-changing event."
For more on the innovative program, click here.
Original source: www.israel21c.org