THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CANCER TREATMENT PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY BASED CANCER CENTER

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165017
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CANCER TREATMENT PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY BASED CANCER CENTER
Author(s):
Inzeo, Dana; Balentine, Sandy; Librera, Nancy; Ahlborn, Thomas
Author Details:
Dana Inzeo, RN APRN AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator of Disease Management, The Valley Hospital, Paramus, New Jersey, USA, email: johndana@optonline.net; Sandy Balentine, RN, OCN; Nancy Librera, RN, MA; Thomas Ahlborn, MD, private practice, Glen Rock, New Jersey
Abstract:
Facing a diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming. It is estimated that 212,920 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Research supports efforts to identify, understand and address the needs of women who are newly diagnosed or have new abnormal findings in order to facilitate adjustment to their illness. Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer suffer physically and psychologically. This stress has been found to influence recovery from treatment, quality of life and long-term survival outcomes. It is an important role for the oncology nurse to assess the needs of these women soon after diagnosis and refer them to the appropriate resources to positively impact their overall well-being. The purpose of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment Program is (a) to integrate services currently available for both women with newly diagnosed breast cancer or a new abnormal finding, (b) to utilize a multidisciplinary team to make standardized treatment decisions, (c) to provide a patient navigator to streamline the treatment process for women with breast cancer. The program was developed by a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists who developed guidelines based on national standards for the initial diagnosis and work-up for breast cancer. At community based centers, physicians practice in private offices which presents a challenge in delivering multidisciplinary care. This program is a virtual center coordinated by an oncology nurse practitioner who is responsible for being the connection among the multidiscipline team members. Women identified to be at high risk or newly diagnosed are referred directly to the coordinator who serves as a resource and patient navigator providing education, referrals to appropriate services, support, and follow-up throughout the treatment process. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning within a community based center for women with breast cancer. The nurse coordinator will evaluate patient satisfaction and timeliness of initial treatment on a regular basis for quality assurance and improvement. The nurse coordinatorÆs experience and expertise guides the patient and the team toward efficient and effective care, resulting in positive outcomes overall.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleTHE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CANCER TREATMENT PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY BASED CANCER CENTERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorInzeo, Danaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBalentine, Sandyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLibrera, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAhlborn, Thomasen_US
dc.author.detailsDana Inzeo, RN APRN AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator of Disease Management, The Valley Hospital, Paramus, New Jersey, USA, email: johndana@optonline.net; Sandy Balentine, RN, OCN; Nancy Librera, RN, MA; Thomas Ahlborn, MD, private practice, Glen Rock, New Jerseyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165017-
dc.description.abstractFacing a diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming. It is estimated that 212,920 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Research supports efforts to identify, understand and address the needs of women who are newly diagnosed or have new abnormal findings in order to facilitate adjustment to their illness. Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer suffer physically and psychologically. This stress has been found to influence recovery from treatment, quality of life and long-term survival outcomes. It is an important role for the oncology nurse to assess the needs of these women soon after diagnosis and refer them to the appropriate resources to positively impact their overall well-being. The purpose of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment Program is (a) to integrate services currently available for both women with newly diagnosed breast cancer or a new abnormal finding, (b) to utilize a multidisciplinary team to make standardized treatment decisions, (c) to provide a patient navigator to streamline the treatment process for women with breast cancer. The program was developed by a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists who developed guidelines based on national standards for the initial diagnosis and work-up for breast cancer. At community based centers, physicians practice in private offices which presents a challenge in delivering multidisciplinary care. This program is a virtual center coordinated by an oncology nurse practitioner who is responsible for being the connection among the multidiscipline team members. Women identified to be at high risk or newly diagnosed are referred directly to the coordinator who serves as a resource and patient navigator providing education, referrals to appropriate services, support, and follow-up throughout the treatment process. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning within a community based center for women with breast cancer. The nurse coordinator will evaluate patient satisfaction and timeliness of initial treatment on a regular basis for quality assurance and improvement. The nurse coordinatorÆs experience and expertise guides the patient and the team toward efficient and effective care, resulting in positive outcomes overall.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:03Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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