DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CANCER REHABILITATION/WELLNESS PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY CANCER CENTER

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165231
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CANCER REHABILITATION/WELLNESS PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY CANCER CENTER
Author(s):
Ellsworth-Wolk, Jean; Dunson, Susan; Pratt, Debra
Author Details:
Jean Ellsworth-Wolk, RN MS AOCN, Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: jeanewolk@yahoo.com; Susan Dunson, RN, BSN, OCN; Debra A. Pratt, MD, FACS, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Abstract:
Physical fitness, supportive nutrition and wellness promotion are at the forefront of cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship due to recent patient outcomes research. In addition, a landmark publication from the Institutes of Medicine on cancer survivorship (2005) and the 2006 American Cancer Society recommendations for physical activity and nutrition have provided data that supports the importance of these issues. In order to provide comprehensive oncology care, cancer programs must begin to incorporate these areas into their patient education, intervention and community outreach. To achieve this goal in a Community Oncology Program that is part of large hospital system, a multidisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation/ Wellness Program was developed and implemented with an Advanced Practice Nurse (Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist) as the coordinator. An evidenced based program was developed that incorporated and adapted aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, diet control and complementary treatments utilizing existing hospital resources. The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of a patient's life through promotion of wellness behaviors. The focus is on physical function and fitness, nutrition and mental health but includes all aspects of wellness. The process utilizes an individualized approach with the APN as the initiator and coordinator of each patientÆs unique wellness plan. Priority is given to improving the fitness level and diet of each individual on a long term basis. This personal plan is then implemented by a multidisciplinary group of professionals including representatives from nursing, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, exercise physiology, social work and dietetics. Key creative aspects of the program, beyond the unique implementation process, include funding, marketing and promotion, creating community partnerships and outcomes evaluation. Patient outcomes are being measured concurrently by detailed data collection and a research study focusing on women with early stage breast cancer. Future goals include incorporating complementary therapies and expanding to include more cancer survivorship issues. Despite differences in resources each Cancer Center can and must find a way to develop systems to integrate the promotion of physical fitness nutrition and wellness issues into their existing services for oncology patients.
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 AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CANCER REHABILITATION/WELLNESS PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY CANCER CENTERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllsworth-Wolk, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorDunson, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPratt, Debraen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Ellsworth-Wolk, RN MS AOCN, Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: jeanewolk@yahoo.com; Susan Dunson, RN, BSN, OCN; Debra A. Pratt, MD, FACS, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohioen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165231-
dc.description.abstractPhysical fitness, supportive nutrition and wellness promotion are at the forefront of cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship due to recent patient outcomes research. In addition, a landmark publication from the Institutes of Medicine on cancer survivorship (2005) and the 2006 American Cancer Society recommendations for physical activity and nutrition have provided data that supports the importance of these issues. In order to provide comprehensive oncology care, cancer programs must begin to incorporate these areas into their patient education, intervention and community outreach. To achieve this goal in a Community Oncology Program that is part of large hospital system, a multidisciplinary Cancer Rehabilitation/ Wellness Program was developed and implemented with an Advanced Practice Nurse (Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist) as the coordinator. An evidenced based program was developed that incorporated and adapted aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, diet control and complementary treatments utilizing existing hospital resources. The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of a patient's life through promotion of wellness behaviors. The focus is on physical function and fitness, nutrition and mental health but includes all aspects of wellness. The process utilizes an individualized approach with the APN as the initiator and coordinator of each patientÆs unique wellness plan. Priority is given to improving the fitness level and diet of each individual on a long term basis. This personal plan is then implemented by a multidisciplinary group of professionals including representatives from nursing, medicine, physical and occupational therapies, exercise physiology, social work and dietetics. Key creative aspects of the program, beyond the unique implementation process, include funding, marketing and promotion, creating community partnerships and outcomes evaluation. Patient outcomes are being measured concurrently by detailed data collection and a research study focusing on women with early stage breast cancer. Future goals include incorporating complementary therapies and expanding to include more cancer survivorship issues. Despite differences in resources each Cancer Center can and must find a way to develop systems to integrate the promotion of physical fitness nutrition and wellness issues into their existing services for oncology patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:51Z-
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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