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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165083
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
REVELATIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF THREE COMMUNITY BASED GENETICS PROGRAMS
Author(s):
O'Donnell, Marilyn; Courtney, Lila; Westercamp, Twilla
Author Details:
Marilyn O'Donnell, RN BSN OCN, Family and Genetic Risk Program Director, Mercy Cancer Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, email: modonnell@mercydesmoines.org; Lila Courtney, ARNP; Twilla Westercamp, RN, BSN, OCN, GCN, Alegent Health, Omaha, Nebraska
Abstract:
Cancer genetics continue to revolutionize the field of oncology for patients, professionals and the public. In order to serve the increasing numbers of patients in need of cancer risk assessment and possible genetic testing, community based genetic programs have positioned themselves to provide a wider access to services outside the academic setting. This presentation will compare and contract the successes and challenges of three community based oncology genetic programs in the Midwest: Mercy Cancer Center-Des Moines, Iowa; Mercy Cancer Center-Mason City, Iowa; and Alegent Cancer Center-Omaha, Nebraska. These community based cancer centers identified the need for genetics to be incorporated into their practice settings and set out to accomplish that goal. These programs were nurse initiated and are nurse coordinated. Each program was unique in their development and the models that were adapted. These nurse coordinators realized the importance of translating science into a language that can be understood by all and recognized the opportunity and challenge to provide leadership in the design of healthcare services in the field of genetic cancers. Each center was unique in how the program was initiated and designed, as well as the successes and setbacks they encountered along the way. This presentation will compare and contrast the three programÆs development, initiation and evolution. Each center was unique in how the program was initiated and designed, as well as the successes and setbacks they encountered along the way. This presentation will compare and contrast the three programÆs development, initiation and evolution. All centers needed administrative and physician support which was achieved by a variety of methods. While genetic testing may not be right for everyone, it is the belief and mission of these cancer centers, that all appropriate individuals should be given the option. The one overriding goal was to open up access to genetic information at the local/regional area, which allows all cancer patients served at these facilities to receive the most current genetic information necessary. These nurses also recognized the opportunity and challenge to provide leadership in the design of healthcare services in the field of cancer genetics. The uniqueness and successes of these three community based programs point to exciting pathways to the future of oncology genetic services offered in communities across the country.
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.titleREVELATIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF THREE COMMUNITY BASED GENETICS PROGRAMSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Lilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWestercamp, Twillaen_US
dc.author.detailsMarilyn O'Donnell, RN BSN OCN, Family and Genetic Risk Program Director, Mercy Cancer Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, email: modonnell@mercydesmoines.org; Lila Courtney, ARNP; Twilla Westercamp, RN, BSN, OCN, GCN, Alegent Health, Omaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165083-
dc.description.abstractCancer genetics continue to revolutionize the field of oncology for patients, professionals and the public. In order to serve the increasing numbers of patients in need of cancer risk assessment and possible genetic testing, community based genetic programs have positioned themselves to provide a wider access to services outside the academic setting. This presentation will compare and contract the successes and challenges of three community based oncology genetic programs in the Midwest: Mercy Cancer Center-Des Moines, Iowa; Mercy Cancer Center-Mason City, Iowa; and Alegent Cancer Center-Omaha, Nebraska. These community based cancer centers identified the need for genetics to be incorporated into their practice settings and set out to accomplish that goal. These programs were nurse initiated and are nurse coordinated. Each program was unique in their development and the models that were adapted. These nurse coordinators realized the importance of translating science into a language that can be understood by all and recognized the opportunity and challenge to provide leadership in the design of healthcare services in the field of genetic cancers. Each center was unique in how the program was initiated and designed, as well as the successes and setbacks they encountered along the way. This presentation will compare and contrast the three programÆs development, initiation and evolution. Each center was unique in how the program was initiated and designed, as well as the successes and setbacks they encountered along the way. This presentation will compare and contrast the three programÆs development, initiation and evolution. All centers needed administrative and physician support which was achieved by a variety of methods. While genetic testing may not be right for everyone, it is the belief and mission of these cancer centers, that all appropriate individuals should be given the option. The one overriding goal was to open up access to genetic information at the local/regional area, which allows all cancer patients served at these facilities to receive the most current genetic information necessary. These nurses also recognized the opportunity and challenge to provide leadership in the design of healthcare services in the field of cancer genetics. The uniqueness and successes of these three community based programs point to exciting pathways to the future of oncology genetic services offered in communities across the country.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:13Z-
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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