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Working with Cancer Research - Work

Posted 09 May 2018 at 21:02

Hi everyone,


We have been asked to share  an opportunity to assist with a piece on research currently be carried  out concerning the psychological engagement of individuals returning to work after cancer treatment.


They  are currently looking for male participants in particular.  This is not exclusive to prostate cancer so please feel free to share it with your own wider cancer network.  Full details are below with links https://www.workingwithcancer.co.uk/category/news/


The long-term goal is that the research will provide insights that will enable individuals and employers to facilitate the transition back to work following cancer.

The research is about the psychological engagement of individuals returning to work after cancer treatment and is being undertaken by Andrew Parsons, PhD, a postgraduate student at the University of Hertfordshire. He is a professional colleague,  working as a volunteer coach at the Fountain Centre in Surrey (The Fountain Centre is a charity for cancer patients, their families and carers located in the St Luke’s cancer unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford) and has significant experience working with cancer patients and their families.

The aim of the study is to explore the experiences of individuals returning to work after an absence, following cancer.  The study will gather information from questionnaires and semi-structured interviews regarding the experience of planning to return and / or returning to work after completion of treatment. The study is in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be conducted as a web-based questionnaire and should take about 20 mins to complete

  • Part 2 will be confidential interviews with participants using web communications and should take about 30-50 mins

If you wish to access the questionnaire click here

If you wish to take part in an interview please contact Andrew Parsons via email ap16acs@herts.ac.uk

 thank you for assistance


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