Cancer and Careers is an organization dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through their comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer. Basically, they’re a fantastic resource for cancer patients who also have a J-O-B.
Well, they’re at it again providing another great resource, this time for healthcare providers, to learn how to address the questions and concerns patients have with regard to working through cancer treatment. On October 20th and again on November 17th, Cancer and Careers will be hosting a free webinar as part of their Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals. The webinars aim to educate providers on the many ways to counsel patients concerned about the complications of working while undergoing cancer treatment.
Re-entering the workforce after illness-related absences is the topic of the October 20th webinar. The speakers for this program will be Laura Mosiello LCSW-R, Oncology Social Worker and Consultant, and Julie Jansen, Executive and Career Coach and Author, discussing how to make the transition from treatment to trade. On November 17th, Cancer and Careers will tackle legal and insurance issues to consider after diagnosis. Joanna L. Morales, Esq., Director, Cancer Legal Resource Center, will be the speaker for this program making sure you understand the protections provided to cancer patients.
Cancer treatment is expensive and unfortunately for many patients, they don’t have the option to take a paid sabbatical from their jobs. Someone’s got to pay the bills, and it’s usually the patient so sign-up and learn the right things to say to a patient facing a cancer diagnosis AND a mortgage payment (or student loans, rent, car payment, or any financial responsibility that can’t be sidelined by cancer). Ultimately, giving a patient sound advice and a platform to work from is part of creating a successful treatment plan. They’ll have concerns; you’ll have some solid advice to offer and a direction to point them in.
To take part in one or both of these informative and free webinars, visit www.cancerandcareers.org. All the information you need is there, including the details on each webinar and how to register. We hope you can join!