July 2018 Vol 9, No 7

Lillie Shockney presents the annual Survivorship Issue of JONS and commends the readership on their dedication to navigating patients to an empowered survivorship.
JONS talks with Editor-in-Chief Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, to understand the purpose and contents of survivorship care plans and the role of oncology professionals in their creation and dissemination.
JONS talks with Medical Outreach Director Missy Miller about the mission of The Mesothelioma Center and the vital services it offers to patients.
A discussion on the impact of the CoC’s standards and the delivery of survivorship care plans.
We are pleased to present a chapter from the recently published book Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Oncology Navigation.
Development of guidelines should focus on reducing ambiguity, improving consistency, and leveraging technology to provide decision support for patients and providers.
Primary care providers (PCPs) are interested in receiving survivorship care plans (SCPs), but all too often they either do not receive them, don’t know that they did, or don’t have easy access to them.
Existing research provides minimal evidence that survivorship care plans improve quality of life in cancer survivors. This lack of evidence might be due to heterogeneity across SCPs and the low likelihood that SCP delivery alone will influence health outcomes down the line.
Survivorship care plans (SCPs) have been in the realm of cancer care for years now, but the research around the benefit of SCPs is inconclusive, and providers still struggle with their implementation.
A group in Ontario, Canada, designed and implemented a model of care for breast cancer survivors to transition from oncology-led care to primary care in a publicly funded healthcare environment.

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