Employer’s management of employees affected by cancer
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Return to work (RTW) following treatment can be problematic for cancer survivors. Although some people affected by cancer are able to continue working, a greater proportion of these survivors end up unemployed, retire early or change jobs than those without a diagnosis of cancer . One of the reasons for not returning to work is the lack of understanding and support from employers and supervisors . Currently, it is not clear what factors are likely to influence the employer’s management of employees recovering from cancer. This article reports the outcome from a review of the published literature on factors related to the current employer management of employed cancer survivors.
We conducted an in-depth review (scientific literature from 1980 to 2016) and used the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence evidence-based systematic review guidelines . Articles were identified using PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, Embase,...
KeywordsReturn to work Cancer survivors Employee Employer
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