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Jason Hoffman - November 2015
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, cancer survivors may face challenges to workplace accommodations, including fear of requesting accommodations and difficulty with accommodating jobs.
With the number of people surviving cancer increasing, the number of survivors staying at or returning to work is also increasing. Results of the study show that 4 types of workplace accommodations were recommended to cancer survivors: gradual return to work plans and flexible scheduling, adjustments to work duties and performance expectations, retraining and workplace support, and modifications to the physical work environment and/or the support of adaptive aids.
Appropriate workplace accommodations can assist in enhancing a cancer survivors ability to work. "Survivors need to feel comfortable disclosing the need for accommodations," the authors of the study conclude.
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Original source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com