How can patients be advised about working with medical conditions?

Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison, MD, DM, FRCP, FRCPath, from the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, discusses how patients can be advised on working with medical conditions at the 2017 British Society for Haematology (BSH) Annual Scientific Meeting in Brighton, UK. She explains that the work intensity in the modern workplace is high, and emphasizes the importance of honesty and openness between a patient and their employer, as well as setting realistic goals. Dr Harrison argues that healthcare professionals may not be best placed to give this kind of advice, and mentions advice services offered by charitable organizations. However, she highlights that it is important physicians are aware of these issues and are able to assist patients in accessing advice.

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