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Building a Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation ProgramBuilding a Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Program
By Paula J. Bauer

Exercise for overall fitness; strategies to help with urinary continence, swallowing retraining, adjusting to laryngectomy; cognitive strategies for “chemobrain;” and fall prevention are just some of the components of this comprehensive program.

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Highlights from this Issue:

The NET ProgramThe Net Program describes how one community is meeting the transportation needs of its cancer patients with a bus service that has improved patient adherence to treatment plans, enhanced “on time” arrivals, and allowed patients to receive treatment close to home.

Growing  a Patient Transportation ProgramA donated car and two volunteer-drivers were the start. Read Growing a Patient Transportation Program to learn how this program has grown to include two vehicles, two part-time salaried drivers, and a program coordinator—all to ensure that patients get to their radiation and outpatient infusion appointments.

Oral Chemotherapy—What Your Patients Need  to KnowIn Oral Chemotherapy—What Your Patients Need to Know, Elizabeth Bettencourt, RN, MSN, OCN, details the information essential to patients starting oral chemotherapy, including storage, handling, and disposal of oral agents; concurrent cancer treatment and supportive care medications; possible drug/drug and drug/food interactions; dosing requirements, a plan for missed doses, and a refill process; and more.

A Time for HealingAn annual breast cancer survivors’ retreat provides multi-sensory activities, such as collaging, expressive writing exercises, healing massage, education on healthy eating and exercise, and peer support in an outdoor setting. Read A Time for Healing to learn more.

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More From ACCC:

  • New White Papers on Leadership & Communicating Quality
    • Read just-released white papers developed from the 2014 ACCC Institute for the Future of Oncology forum discussion. Find out what participants had to say about Oncology Leadership: Looking to the Future in a Shifting Healthcare Environment and Communicating Quality in Oncology.
  • Save the Date! ACCC Capitol Hill Day, March 16, 2015
    • Join us for ACCC's annual Capitol Hill Day and speak up for access to quality cancer care. Then, attend the ACCC 41st Annual National Meeting: CANCERSCAPE and discover how your program can adapt to and benefit from, the changes in today’s dynamic cancer care landscape with sessions on policy, value, and quality. Learn more here.

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