Employers can support return to work after organ transplantation

Kidney

The ability to return to work after a kidney transplant is a complex phenomenon and it is influenced by a combination of work- and person-related factors, according to a survey-based research of transplant recipients. Work-related factors enabling individuals to return to work included a positive employer attitude towards employee health and medical history, and the employer’s agreement that employees could take time off for medical appointments. The authors conclude that, in helping renal transplant recipients resume paid work, “the dynamic interactions between personal values, perceptions of one’s abilities, skills, job requirements and employer characteristics be considered”.

Nour N et al. “Factors related to participation in paid work after organ transplantation: perceptions of kidney transplant recipients”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, first published online May 2014.

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