What would you do the same or differently as the social worker?
I’m glad that the social worker validated the concern Jose has about how possible fertility issues may make his girlfriend feel. She also invited Jose to bring his girlfriend in for discussion, further recognizing the importance of this relationship. I’m also glad that the social worker gave Jose hope that there’s still avenues for family building, gave an overview of considerations [struggles that the average, non-cancer survivor population have to help normalize the concern] and acknowledged that Jose should have received the benefit of the information/discussion about fertility concerns pre-treatment. She also placed opening for continued dialogue in processing his feelings.