COACHING FOR SUCCESS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PREPARING A PATIENT FOR HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165118
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
COACHING FOR SUCCESS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PREPARING A PATIENT FOR HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
Author(s):
Schiech, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Schiech, RN MSN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Linda.Schiech@fccc.edu
Abstract:
Learning that you have a cancer diagnosis can be devastating to any person. Head and neck (H&N) cancer has the unique situation of existing on the area of the body that is immediately visually seen by others. A majority of H&N cancers are treated with curative intent by surgery thus creating physical and psychosocial impairments. A speech therapist, social worker, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist comprise a portion of the interdisciplinary team that meets with a patient and significant others before they undergo any surgical procedure in order to facilitate their post operative course. Upon receiving orders from a physician on the team, this smaller group meets with the patient and significant others to review in detail what will occur during the patient's hospitalization. Expectations of what to anticipate from the clinical staff including the services that will be provided by each member during and after the hospitalization are explained. Pictures are often used to illustrate information and expected changes in anatomy. The patient is provided a packet of information regarding general dietary hints for softer more palatable diets, general mouth exercises they could start to learn pre- operatively, a booklet about their specific type of H&N cancer and how it may be treated, and information concerning a support group provided by the institution. Finally, the patient is educated regarding expectations we have for them throughout the hospitalization such as ambulation and frequent mouth care. Time is provided for questions to be answered and contact information is given to the patient. The goal of this effort is to have the patient meet and feel comfortable with other members of the team who will be helping them in their recovery. We also hope that by making the patient aware of their hospitalization course, what's expected of them, and education about the changes in anatomy, function and rehabilitation needs that they may encounter following their procedure will speed recovery. Greater knowledge for patients prior to a complicated procedure which can cause visual and possible functional changes to their body can assist in increasing their comfort level in dealing with these alterations.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCOACHING FOR SUCCESS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PREPARING A PATIENT FOR HEAD AND NECK SURGERYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchiech, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Schiech, RN MSN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Linda.Schiech@fccc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165118-
dc.description.abstractLearning that you have a cancer diagnosis can be devastating to any person. Head and neck (H&N) cancer has the unique situation of existing on the area of the body that is immediately visually seen by others. A majority of H&N cancers are treated with curative intent by surgery thus creating physical and psychosocial impairments. A speech therapist, social worker, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist comprise a portion of the interdisciplinary team that meets with a patient and significant others before they undergo any surgical procedure in order to facilitate their post operative course. Upon receiving orders from a physician on the team, this smaller group meets with the patient and significant others to review in detail what will occur during the patient's hospitalization. Expectations of what to anticipate from the clinical staff including the services that will be provided by each member during and after the hospitalization are explained. Pictures are often used to illustrate information and expected changes in anatomy. The patient is provided a packet of information regarding general dietary hints for softer more palatable diets, general mouth exercises they could start to learn pre- operatively, a booklet about their specific type of H&N cancer and how it may be treated, and information concerning a support group provided by the institution. Finally, the patient is educated regarding expectations we have for them throughout the hospitalization such as ambulation and frequent mouth care. Time is provided for questions to be answered and contact information is given to the patient. The goal of this effort is to have the patient meet and feel comfortable with other members of the team who will be helping them in their recovery. We also hope that by making the patient aware of their hospitalization course, what's expected of them, and education about the changes in anatomy, function and rehabilitation needs that they may encounter following their procedure will speed recovery. Greater knowledge for patients prior to a complicated procedure which can cause visual and possible functional changes to their body can assist in increasing their comfort level in dealing with these alterations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:50Z-
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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