Advertisement

Vocational integration in cancer rehabilitation

Chapter
Part of the Collection de L’Académie Européenne de Médecine de Réadaptation book series (LACADEMIE)

Abstract

In cancer rehabilitation, influencing the illness is less of an issue than the reduction of subsequent problems caused by tumours and therapies. Negative effects on patients’ professional lives are additional elements in rehabilitation apart from somatic, psychological and social problems (Gobelet, 2005). Assistance designed to promote vocational integration is thus part and parcel of the tasks involved in oncological rehabilitation (Delbrück, 1998; Delbrück, 2003). Vocational inactivity not only means financial and existential disadvantages for those concerned as well as for society, but also involves a risk of social isolation and a reduction in self-esteem. In short, it leads to a reduction in the quality of life (Maunsell et al., 1999).

Keywords

Vocational Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Measure Vocational Activity Cancer Rehabilitation Mediastinal Irradiation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. — Delbrück H, Haupt E (1998) Rehabilitationsmedizin. Urban Schwarzenberg MunichGoogle Scholar
  2. — Delbrück H (2003) Krebsnachbetreuung. Nachsorge, Rehabilitation und Palliation. Springer HeidelbergGoogle Scholar
  3. — Maunsell E, Brisson E, Lauzier S et al. (1999) Work problems after breast cancer: An exploratory qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology 8: 467–73PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. — Lederer P, Weltle D, Weber A (2003) Evaluation der Dienstunfähigkeit bei Beamtinnen und Beamten. Gesundheitswesen 65(1): 536–40Google Scholar
  5. — Cheville A (2001) Rehabilitation of patients with advanced cancer. Cancer 92: 1039–48PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. — Pannen H (1997) Standards und Qualitätssicherung sozialmedizinischer Maßnahmen im Rahmen der onkologischen Rehabilitation. In Delbrück, H.(Hrsg.) Standards und Qualitätskriterien in der onkologischen Rehabilitation. W. Zuckschwerdt, MunichGoogle Scholar
  7. — Verband Deutscher Rentenversicherungsträger (ed.) (1995) Sozialmedizinische Begutachtung in der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung. Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart Jena New YorkGoogle Scholar
  8. — Tiedt G (1998) Rechtliche Grundlagen der Rehabilitation. In Delbrück H, Haupt E (Ed.) Rehabilitationsmedizin, Urban & Schwarzenberg Munich 45–68Google Scholar
  9. — Curt G (2001) Fatigue in cancer; like pain, this is a symptom that physicians can and should manage. Br Med J 322: 1560CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. — Spelten ER, Verbeek J, Uitterhoeve A (2003) Cancer, fatigue and the return of patients to work — a prospective cohort study. Europ J Cancer 39: 1562–7CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. — Cady J (2002) Laryngectomy. Beyond loss of voice — caring for the patient as a whole. Clin J Oncol Nurs 6(6): 347–51PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. — Fédération nationale des centres de lutte contre le cancer (1997) Prévoir demain. Guide de la réinsertion des patients traités pour les cancers. Centres de lutte contre le cancer, ParisGoogle Scholar
  13. — Spelten ER, Sprangers M, Verbeek J (2002) Factors reported to influence the return to work of cancer survivors: A literature review. Psycho-Oncology 11: 124–31PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. — Heckl U (1996) Gesunde Kranke — Kranke Gesunde. Der Umgang mit einer Tumorerkrankung im beruflichen Umfeld. Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, FrankfurtGoogle Scholar
  15. — Fobair P, Hoppe R, Bloom J et al. (1986) Psychosocial problems among survivors of Hodgkin’s disease. Journal of clinical Oncology 4: 805–14PubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. — Schwiersch M, Stepien J, Schröck R (1995) Inwieweit beeinträchtigen psychosoziale Belastungen den Wiedereintritt ins Berufsleben bei Mammakarzinompatienten. In Delbrück H (Hrsg.) Der Krebskranke in der Arbeitswelt. W Zuckschwerdt, MunichGoogle Scholar
  17. — Koch U, Weiss J (1998) Forschung in der Rehabilitationsmedizin. In Delbrück H, Haupt E. Rehabilitationsmedizin. Urban & Schwarzenberg München 150–66Google Scholar
  18. — Hensel M, Egerer G, Schneeweiss A et al. (2002) Quality of life and rehabilitation in social and professional life after autologous stem cell transplantation. Annals of Oncology 13: 209–17PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. — Gobelet C, Franchignoni F (2005) Vocational Rehabilitation. Springer ParisGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag France, Paris 2007

Authors and Affiliations

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations