Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X
RODRIGO GARCIA-PANDO, Consuelo; GOENAGA OLAIZOLA, Cristina y GRANADOS ARROYO, Juan José. Labor capability assessment for health workers with breast cancer. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2011, vol.57, n.224, pp.210-223. ISSN 0465-546X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2011000300003.
Breast cancer is the most frequent tumour in occidental women and it will affect one in eight women throughout their lives. Over the years, incidence rate has increased, whereas, mortality rate has decreased. The labour physician has to assess and decide on the suitable prevention measures to reduce those labour risks to which especially sensitive health workers may be exposed in their labour environment. Our objective is to propose a method for carrying out the assessment and the necessary adjustments for them to do their job. We begin with a bibliographic review about breast cancer to analyze the risks found in the health work environment that could worsen health conditions of the affected worker. We expose a model of medical examinations and assessment of the functional capacity, adapted to the most usual sequels shown up in women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We can then propose some aptitude criteria and work advice to improve health working conditions.
Palabras clave : aptitude; breast cancer; especially sensitive worker; health work environment.