A center-based approach to a transplant employment program

J. M. Carter, R. P. Winsett, D. Rager, Donna Hathaway

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Abstract

The return to work after transplantation has been actively discussed in the transplant community for years. However, despite the desire for transplant practitioners to have recipients return to being healthy, contributing members of society as well as return to work, practitioners often passively support the sick role. We discovered that patients who are returning to work after transplantation may have been out of the work force for several years, and require assistance that we as healthcare providers were unable or untrained to provide. An employment specialist was added to the transplant staff and became a vital part of our attempts to create a proactive employment atmosphere and enhance our patients' quality of life. Adding an advocate for employment in our center has also facilitated the shift in our thinking and approach to care from the sick role to one of rehabilitation and from reactive to proactive. This change in attitude has assisted in empowering our recipients to feel as if they can truly resume a normal life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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A center-based approach to a transplant employment program. / Carter, J. M.; Winsett, R. P.; Rager, D.; Hathaway, Donna.

In: Progress in Transplantation, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.01.2000, p. 204-208.

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Carter, J. M. ; Winsett, R. P. ; Rager, D. ; Hathaway, Donna. / A center-based approach to a transplant employment program. In: Progress in Transplantation. 2000 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 204-208.
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