The Essential Role of Nurses in the Development and Utilization of an Online Cancer Survivorship Care Plan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164831
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Essential Role of Nurses in the Development and Utilization of an Online Cancer Survivorship Care Plan
Author(s):
Vachani, Carolyn; Hampshire, Margaret K.; Hill-Kayser, Christine; Jacobs, Linda; Metz, James
Author Details:
Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink Nurse Educator, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: vachani@verizon.net; Margaret K. Hampshire, BSN, RN, OCN; Christine Hill-Kayser, MD; Linda Jacobs, PhD, RN; James Metz, MD
Abstract:
Education: The estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the United States are dealing with the long-term effects of cancer treatments with few resources. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that little guidance is available for survivors and healthcare providers to overcome the medical problems that may arise post treatment. The IOM suggested that after cancer treatment every patient should receive a detailed survivorship care plan (SCP), outlining the treatments received, potential late effects, possible preventive measures and monitoring suggestions. The OncoLifeÖ program, which is housed on the OncoLink website (http://www.oncolink.org) was developed to address the medical late effects faced by survivors. This is achieved by providing evidenced-based, patient friendly descriptions of effects, recommendations for prevention of and monitoring for them. The plan emphasizes the importance of reviewing the document with a healthcare professional. Oncology nurses performed an extensive literature review, categorizing health effects and linking them with known cancer therapy causes. Long term survivors piloted the program, providing feedback to improve the plan. OncoLifeÖ was launched April 27th, 2007. The program is free, easy to use and provides the visitor with an introduction to SCPs. Each visitor completes a questionnaire about therapies they received (type of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal agents, etc.). The program then generates an individualized SCP. To date, 3343 plans have been created addressing a wide variety of diseases and treatments. Twenty five percent of users were healthcare providers (HCPs). Of these, 84% were either RNs (61%) or nurse practitioners (23%). Ninety-five percent of HCPs reported the information provided to the patient was good to excellent. The lack of funding for survivorship clinics and limited geographic availability makes it unrealistic to think that every survivor will benefit from this scarce resource. The creation of a survivorship plan is time consuming and unachievable by most cancer centers. Nursing involvement with Internet based survivorship care plans can bridge the gap between limited resources and time constraints in the clinic. Nurses seem willing to use the OncoLifeÖ online program to facilitate discussion and empower patients with timely knowledge about late effects with high satisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Essential Role of Nurses in the Development and Utilization of an Online Cancer Survivorship Care Planen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVachani, Carolynen_US
dc.contributor.authorHampshire, Margaret K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHill-Kayser, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMetz, Jamesen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink Nurse Educator, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: vachani@verizon.net; Margaret K. Hampshire, BSN, RN, OCN; Christine Hill-Kayser, MD; Linda Jacobs, PhD, RN; James Metz, MDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164831-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the United States are dealing with the long-term effects of cancer treatments with few resources. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that little guidance is available for survivors and healthcare providers to overcome the medical problems that may arise post treatment. The IOM suggested that after cancer treatment every patient should receive a detailed survivorship care plan (SCP), outlining the treatments received, potential late effects, possible preventive measures and monitoring suggestions. The OncoLifeÖ program, which is housed on the OncoLink website (http://www.oncolink.org) was developed to address the medical late effects faced by survivors. This is achieved by providing evidenced-based, patient friendly descriptions of effects, recommendations for prevention of and monitoring for them. The plan emphasizes the importance of reviewing the document with a healthcare professional. Oncology nurses performed an extensive literature review, categorizing health effects and linking them with known cancer therapy causes. Long term survivors piloted the program, providing feedback to improve the plan. OncoLifeÖ was launched April 27th, 2007. The program is free, easy to use and provides the visitor with an introduction to SCPs. Each visitor completes a questionnaire about therapies they received (type of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal agents, etc.). The program then generates an individualized SCP. To date, 3343 plans have been created addressing a wide variety of diseases and treatments. Twenty five percent of users were healthcare providers (HCPs). Of these, 84% were either RNs (61%) or nurse practitioners (23%). Ninety-five percent of HCPs reported the information provided to the patient was good to excellent. The lack of funding for survivorship clinics and limited geographic availability makes it unrealistic to think that every survivor will benefit from this scarce resource. The creation of a survivorship plan is time consuming and unachievable by most cancer centers. Nursing involvement with Internet based survivorship care plans can bridge the gap between limited resources and time constraints in the clinic. Nurses seem willing to use the OncoLifeÖ online program to facilitate discussion and empower patients with timely knowledge about late effects with high satisfaction.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:48Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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