There are many domestic situations that can affect our happiness and performance at our jobs. One for which we seldom account is a newly diagnosed illness. A medical condition can take a huge toll on our physical strength, barring us from performing our jobs to the best of our abilities. It can also create a psychological strain, in which case it may cause us to seek medical family therapy from a licensed professional.
Through medical family therapy, couples, parents, children and individuals can learn to cope with the trauma of acute or chronic illness. The anger, pain, grief and listlessness that come with illness can be overwhelming, not to mention the added costs of medication and treatment. Caring for a sick loved one can create a lot of pressure, leading to a less connected and friendly home life. This, in turn can affect the workplace and lead to unsatisfactory performance there. If you or your family are undergoing such an issue, see if your insurance covers medical family therapy.
If you are dealing with a sick loved one, you may feel pressured to work longer hours to pay for his or her medical treatment. On the other hand, this could also lead to less time at work so that you may stay home and care for the sick child. Either way, you should speak to your boss about the situation so that you can implement a flexible work schedule to accommodate your needs. This is a very personal issue of course and it may be difficult to speak to your employer about this trying time. Speaking to a medical family therapist may be helpful. It may be easier then, to communicate with your employer. It is best that during this time, you feel secure at your job as you do not wish to add strain to this already difficult period.
If you or a loved one falls ill, see what treatment your employee insurance will cover. Talk to your employer about creating a healthy work environment and finally, seek medical family therapy if you think the experience is jeopardizing your job by affecting your ability to work.