Employment of Cancer Survivors

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce the release of a new SEDL/Campbell webcast, the third in our joint series.

Highlighting the work of Campbell’s Education Coordinating Group (CG), the webcast features a discussion about the work of the Education CG, who’s involved, and the aims and objectives of its Disability Subgroup.

Also featured in the video is a Q&A session about the Group’s new systematic review on interventions to facilitate employment outcomes for cancer survivors.

Joining Dr. Carlton Fong (Managing Editor of the Education Coordinating Group) and  Dr. Kathleen Murphy (Program Director at SEDL) is John Westbrook, Co-Chair of Campbell’s Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordinating Group. John Westbrook is also the Director of the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research & the Knowledge Translation for Employment Research Center at SEDL.

Speaking about the purpose of new systematic review, Dr. Kathleen Murphy observed: “We wanted to find out by doing this review if there were any evidence-based interventions that might be relevant to employers or service providers that did not involve pharmaceutical or medical treatment. Our thinking was that knowing more about non-medical approaches might allow for more feasible implementation within workplace settings.”

The systematic review authors noted that while psychosocial interventions may have a positive effect on employment outcomes, the included studies had methodological weaknesses.

Find out more the review and its policy implications by watching the new webcast on our YouTube channel.

Campbell’s Education Group is one of six Coordinating Groups within our organization, and undertakes rigorous and topical systematic reviews. This video forms part of their outreach work: sharing findings is a critical part of the research process. We want to help people understand which interventions work, which interventions don’t – and why. Facilitating the production, interpretation and uptake of evidence, we believe, helps people make better choices, and can contribute to the improvement of service provision.

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