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Rebecca Nellis - June 2017
When faced with the question "what can we do to help our co-worker who is going through cancer treatment?" Cancer and Careers' Chief Mission Officer, Rebecca Nellis, provides answers.
It's important to first and foremost find out how much privacy that individual is looking to maintain. Knowing what they would and would not like shared, and with whom, can prepare you to respect their wishes and let them know they can trust you. Being available to assist with tasks or responsibilities that you may recognize as presenting a particular challenge, can be a great way to step in and provide support.
Keep in mind that though an offer may be refused initially, they may need some help down the road as things change due to treatments or prognosis, so letting your co-worker know that you are still an available resource can make someone feel supported and ready to reach out if need be.
For more ideas on how to best support your co-worker going through cancer treatment, click here.
Original source: www.cancertodaymag.org