Engage HealthCare Providers

Healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, social workers, patient navigators, physical and/or occupational therapists, etc.) can be a vital resource for employees trying to balance cancer treatment and work. However, employees are under no obligation to
share specific details about their diagnosis or treatment with you or anyone at work. So, if you do introduce an employee to the idea of engaging their healthcare team, be sure to remind them that they have the right to keep their situation private and confidential.[1]

The main goal for a conversation with the employee’s healthcare team is to develop an effective plan for balancing work and treatment. Here are some topics that one might discuss:
More information for healthcare professionals can be found here:
Healthcare Professionals: Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment?

Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals
[1] Triage Cancer. (2017, September 29). Retrieved December 14, 2017, from http://triagecancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Quick-Guide-to-Disclosure-FINAL.pdf