Development of a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan: a successful multidisciplinary team project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164842
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan: a successful multidisciplinary team project
Author(s):
Weaver, Carolyn
Author Details:
Carolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: carolyn.weaver@fccc.edu
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: In 2005 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that each cancer patient receive a cancer survivorship care plan. With the increasing number of cancer survivors, it is more difficult to provide standard follow up care and give proper attention to survivorship issues. Some patients follow-up with their primary care providers, while others may be seen in a Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the facility they were treated. Oncology Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are often the care providers in a Survivorship Clinic. The NPs, as well as oncology nurses who work collaboratively with physicians, are key contributors to the development and implementation of a survivorship care plan. The purpose of the project was to develop a care plan that would meet the needs of the patient, primary health care provider, and oncology team. This care plan would have several components including a treatment summary, timing and content of follow-up visits, tips for a healthy lifestyle and preventing recurrent or new cancers, and availability of support services. The rationale is to help improve care and quality of life for cancer survivors and better coordinate services between specialists and primary care providers. A task force generated from the nursing-led multidisciplinary Patient Education Committee was charged with addressing the IOMÆs recommendation. Membership consisted of the Patient Education Coordinator, NPs, Medical Oncologist, inpatient/ outpatient Oncology RNs, Physician's Assistant, Project Manager from Informational Technology, Cancer Survivor, and Primary Care Physicians. After a review of existing survivorship care plans, we developed our own. The group met every 2-4 weeks to achieve this goal. We received support from leaders who are moving the implementation of the plan forward. The "final" draft of the care plan did include the aforementioned components. After initial feedback from nurses, physicians, and patients, changes were made. The care plan will be piloted in the nurse-run Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic; thereafter additional changes will be made. Since oncology nurses focus on quality of life issues, they should be involved in the development of a survivorship care plan. They also have a key role in updating the care plan and educating others about its use.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan: a successful multidisciplinary team projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Carolynen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: carolyn.weaver@fccc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164842-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: In 2005 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that each cancer patient receive a cancer survivorship care plan. With the increasing number of cancer survivors, it is more difficult to provide standard follow up care and give proper attention to survivorship issues. Some patients follow-up with their primary care providers, while others may be seen in a Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the facility they were treated. Oncology Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are often the care providers in a Survivorship Clinic. The NPs, as well as oncology nurses who work collaboratively with physicians, are key contributors to the development and implementation of a survivorship care plan. The purpose of the project was to develop a care plan that would meet the needs of the patient, primary health care provider, and oncology team. This care plan would have several components including a treatment summary, timing and content of follow-up visits, tips for a healthy lifestyle and preventing recurrent or new cancers, and availability of support services. The rationale is to help improve care and quality of life for cancer survivors and better coordinate services between specialists and primary care providers. A task force generated from the nursing-led multidisciplinary Patient Education Committee was charged with addressing the IOMÆs recommendation. Membership consisted of the Patient Education Coordinator, NPs, Medical Oncologist, inpatient/ outpatient Oncology RNs, Physician's Assistant, Project Manager from Informational Technology, Cancer Survivor, and Primary Care Physicians. After a review of existing survivorship care plans, we developed our own. The group met every 2-4 weeks to achieve this goal. We received support from leaders who are moving the implementation of the plan forward. The "final" draft of the care plan did include the aforementioned components. After initial feedback from nurses, physicians, and patients, changes were made. The care plan will be piloted in the nurse-run Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic; thereafter additional changes will be made. Since oncology nurses focus on quality of life issues, they should be involved in the development of a survivorship care plan. They also have a key role in updating the care plan and educating others about its use.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:59Z-
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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