Models of survivorship care Book Section


Author: Mccabe, Mary
Editor: Miller, Kenneth
Article/Chapter Title: Models of survivorship care
Abstract: (from the chapter) Cancer care is at a crossroads and entering a period of tremendous change. This change is driven by novel and increasingly successful approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as the identification of unique long-term follow-up needs of the almost 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today. Cancer survivorship is being identified as a set of chronic diseases with an array of complex health care delivery issues that require unique medical and psychosocial services. Increasingly, national organizations, professional societies, and federal agencies are acknowledging the need to pay attention to survivorship. In particular, a focus is being put on the period that includes the "phase of care that follows primary treatment." The most influential discourse on the topic to date is the 2006 Institute of Medicine (lOM) report tided "From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition." In this publication, the recommendations all focus on the need to make post-treatment survivorship a distinct phase of cancer care for all patients and their families. This important standard remains a goal to be reached and is currently a work in progress. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: long-term follow-up; cancer survivorship care; cancer diagnosis & treatment; post-treatment
Book Title: Excellent Care for Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Fully Meet Their Needs in Medical Offices and in the Community
ISBN: 978-0-313-39786-8
Publisher: Praeger/abc Clio Us  
Publication Place: Santa Barbara, CA
Date Published: 2012-01-01
Start Page: 52
End Page: 57
Language: English
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
ACCESSION: Book: 2012-00101-007
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: --- Chapter 7 - Miller, Kenneth [Ed - xii, 376 - "Source: PsycINFO"
MSK Authors
  1. Mary McCabe
    93 McCabe