Supervisors’ perspectives on work accommodation: The case of cancer

Institute for Work & Health
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Dr. Ziv Amir
University of Salford (UK)

With improvement in diagnosis, treatment and survival rates, returning to work after cancer is of increasing importance to individuals and employers. However, studies looking at work and employment in cancer survivors indicate areas of uncertainty and lack of information. The contradictory nature of the findings and dependence on cultural factors suggest further work is needed. In this plenary, Dr. Amir presents the findings from two recent UK surveys, both of which suggest that employers/supervisors need to be provided with support and resources that help them facilitate employment and job retention for individuals diagnosed with cancer.

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