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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165614
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Evolution of an Oncology Patient Handbook
Author(s):
Finley, Joanne
Author Details:
Joanne Finley, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Abstract:
The importance of patient education in our healthcare environment of increased complexity and decreased length of stay has been well documented. Based on the literature regarding patient and family educational needs, an oncology patient handbook was developed by a multidisciplinary patient education committee. Prior to the development of the handbook, education had been inconsistent. There was no standard or process for the review, acquisition, or development of patient education materials. Some materials were outdated, inconsistent, and lacked visual appeal. Loose papers and pamphlets were handed to patients. The multidisciplinary committee, consisting of representatives from nursing, social work, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pharmacy, nutrition, and public affairs met on a regular basis to brainstorm the format and topics to be included in the handbook. Physicians reviewed materials. The group decided on a three-ring binder with pockets which would enable staff to customize handbooks for patients and allow staff to easily update inserts. The binder contains ten preprinted tabs encompassing the most common categories of all patient information needs. They include General Information, Disease Information, Treatment Information, Managing Side Effects, Nutrition, Exercise, Coping, Care at Home, Survivorship Issues, and Other Documents. A graphic artist designed the preprinted, color cover, giving the handbook a professional look. The committee reviewed all handbook inserts for reading level, content accuracy, and compliance with graphic standards. To date, 80 inserts have been reviewed and/or developed, providing staff with the materials needed to individualize patient and family teaching. Commercially developed materials are used when appropriate. Patient satisfaction has been high. Patient and family members completed evaluations. The average score was 8.25 on a scale of 10 being the most helpful. Some patients stated that, while there was a lot of information, it was all useful. Handbook materials have recently been placed online for easier access. Cost, logistical issues, and future plans will be presented. The Oncology Patient Handbook has enabled our institution to establish a high standard and implement an effective process for educating our patients and families.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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 Evolution of an Oncology Patient Handbooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinley, Joanneen_US
dc.author.detailsJoanne Finley, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165614-
dc.description.abstractThe importance of patient education in our healthcare environment of increased complexity and decreased length of stay has been well documented. Based on the literature regarding patient and family educational needs, an oncology patient handbook was developed by a multidisciplinary patient education committee. Prior to the development of the handbook, education had been inconsistent. There was no standard or process for the review, acquisition, or development of patient education materials. Some materials were outdated, inconsistent, and lacked visual appeal. Loose papers and pamphlets were handed to patients. The multidisciplinary committee, consisting of representatives from nursing, social work, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pharmacy, nutrition, and public affairs met on a regular basis to brainstorm the format and topics to be included in the handbook. Physicians reviewed materials. The group decided on a three-ring binder with pockets which would enable staff to customize handbooks for patients and allow staff to easily update inserts. The binder contains ten preprinted tabs encompassing the most common categories of all patient information needs. They include General Information, Disease Information, Treatment Information, Managing Side Effects, Nutrition, Exercise, Coping, Care at Home, Survivorship Issues, and Other Documents. A graphic artist designed the preprinted, color cover, giving the handbook a professional look. The committee reviewed all handbook inserts for reading level, content accuracy, and compliance with graphic standards. To date, 80 inserts have been reviewed and/or developed, providing staff with the materials needed to individualize patient and family teaching. Commercially developed materials are used when appropriate. Patient satisfaction has been high. Patient and family members completed evaluations. The average score was 8.25 on a scale of 10 being the most helpful. Some patients stated that, while there was a lot of information, it was all useful. Handbook materials have recently been placed online for easier access. Cost, logistical issues, and future plans will be presented. The Oncology Patient Handbook has enabled our institution to establish a high standard and implement an effective process for educating our patients and families.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:21:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:21:51Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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