DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO STREAMLINE HEALTH EDUCATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165033
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO STREAMLINE HEALTH EDUCATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
Author(s):
Landier, Wendy; Wilson, Karla; Franklin, Kelly; Francisco, Liton; Kurian, Seira; Bhatia, Smita
Author Details:
Wendy Landier, RN MSN CPNP CPON, Clinical Director, Center for Cancer Survivorship, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA, email: wlandier@coh.org; Karla Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CPON; Kelly Franklin, CRA, CCRP; Liton Francisco, BS, CCRP; Seira Kurian, MD, MS, MPH; Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
Abstract:
Most childhood cancer survivors are at risk for late effects related to their cancer treatment, many of which can be serious or life-threatening. Therefore, a vital aspect of nursing care for this vulnerable population includes patient education regarding the importance of targeted health screening, protective health care interventions, and/ or modification of health behaviors in order to allow for early detection or prevention of late complications. A wealth of patient education materials for childhood cancer survivors is now available from the Children's Oncology Group. These materials provide comprehensive information regarding health risks and health protective behaviors and are specifically designed to accompany the Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines (available at www.survivorshipguidelines.org). Although we have found that these materials significantly enhance care provided in our long-term follow-up program, we have also found that their length and depth may present challenges to clinical application, particularly for patients with limited reading abilities or language barriers. To address this need, the City of Hope Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program has developed an innovative template that summarizes key information from these educational materials. Our template is arranged by system (e.g., ocular, auditory, cardiac) in modular format and includes visual cues (icons) and simple text to assist patients with retention of key content. By using information from our clinicÆs Microsoft Access database, the nurse is able to use the template to easily generate a customized teaching tool for each survivor based on their treatment history. In order to meet the needs of our patient population, this teaching tool can be generated in both English and Spanish. The effectiveness of this innovative tool will be evaluated by determining patient adherence to recommended health screening and their understanding of recommended health practices. Childhood cancer survivors are heterogeneous in terms of age, diagnoses and treatment history. The nurse must therefore provide health education that is comprehensive yet individualized, memorable enough to impact patient recall and influence health behaviors, and streamlined enough to address major health risks in a reasonable timeframe. Use of this innovative teaching tool can assist in accomplishing these goals.
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE TOOL TO STREAMLINE HEALTH EDUCATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLandier, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Karlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFranklin, Kellyen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrancisco, Litonen_US
dc.contributor.authorKurian, Seiraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBhatia, Smitaen_US
dc.author.detailsWendy Landier, RN MSN CPNP CPON, Clinical Director, Center for Cancer Survivorship, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA, email: wlandier@coh.org; Karla Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CPON; Kelly Franklin, CRA, CCRP; Liton Francisco, BS, CCRP; Seira Kurian, MD, MS, MPH; Smita Bhatia, MD, MPHen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165033-
dc.description.abstractMost childhood cancer survivors are at risk for late effects related to their cancer treatment, many of which can be serious or life-threatening. Therefore, a vital aspect of nursing care for this vulnerable population includes patient education regarding the importance of targeted health screening, protective health care interventions, and/ or modification of health behaviors in order to allow for early detection or prevention of late complications. A wealth of patient education materials for childhood cancer survivors is now available from the Children's Oncology Group. These materials provide comprehensive information regarding health risks and health protective behaviors and are specifically designed to accompany the Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines (available at www.survivorshipguidelines.org). Although we have found that these materials significantly enhance care provided in our long-term follow-up program, we have also found that their length and depth may present challenges to clinical application, particularly for patients with limited reading abilities or language barriers. To address this need, the City of Hope Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program has developed an innovative template that summarizes key information from these educational materials. Our template is arranged by system (e.g., ocular, auditory, cardiac) in modular format and includes visual cues (icons) and simple text to assist patients with retention of key content. By using information from our clinicÆs Microsoft Access database, the nurse is able to use the template to easily generate a customized teaching tool for each survivor based on their treatment history. In order to meet the needs of our patient population, this teaching tool can be generated in both English and Spanish. The effectiveness of this innovative tool will be evaluated by determining patient adherence to recommended health screening and their understanding of recommended health practices. Childhood cancer survivors are heterogeneous in terms of age, diagnoses and treatment history. The nurse must therefore provide health education that is comprehensive yet individualized, memorable enough to impact patient recall and influence health behaviors, and streamlined enough to address major health risks in a reasonable timeframe. Use of this innovative teaching tool can assist in accomplishing these goals.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:20Z-
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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