Supervisors’ perspectives on work accommodation: The case of cancer

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Dr. Ziv Amir
Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation at the 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.

Supervisors' perspectives on work accommodation: The case of cancer, October 30, 2012