Navigating Cancer Survivorship
Join us on Thursday, February 26th at 4:00 PM EST. Today, more than 14 million Americans are alive with a history of cancer; all grappling with a complicated mix of post-treatment issues. In 2006, the Institute of Medicine recommended that every cancer patient receive an individualized survivorship care plan to help improve the quality of care survivors receive as they live with, through and beyond cancer. During this webinar participants will learn how to access, create and benefit from a cancer survivorship care plan. The Special Focus As of 2015 American College of Surgeons has required that hospitals provide a survivor care plan for all patients treated for cancer. We will provide background on the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report that gave rise to these 2015 regulations. Objectives
- Define cancer survivorship and important post-treatment concerns of survivors.
- Name the decisions and events that led to new national standards for survivorship care plans.
- Describe benefits and key components of an effective survivorship care plan.
- Outline practical ways for health care providers, family caregivers and cancer survivors to optimize the benefits of survivorship care plans.
- Explain how the use of non-medical home care positively impacts cancer survivorship and care planning.
- List resources that can help with creating a cancer survivorship care plan.