|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2664267||1140629||2015||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for health problems after treatment.
• Adult survivors of childhood cancer face barriers to seeking follow up care.
• We used a step-wise process to guide our program development.
• We developed a clinic for adult survivors in an internal medicine clinic.
• A transition nurse navigator addresses educational needs of adult survivors in the clinic.
With a 5 year survival rate of approximately 80%, there is an increasing number of childhood cancer survivors in the United States. Childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk for physical and psychosocial health problems many years after treatment. Long-term follow-up care should include education, development of individualized follow up plans and screening for health problems in accordance with the Children's Oncology Group survivor guidelines. Due to survivor, provider and healthcare system related barriers, adult survivors of childhood cancer (ASCC) infrequently are receiving care in accordance to these guidelines. In this paper we describe the stepwise process and collaboration between a children's hospital and an adult academic medical center that was implemented to develop the Survivorship Transition Clinic and address the needs of ASCC in our region. In the clinic model that we designed ASCC follow-up with a primary care physician in the adult setting who is knowledgeable about late effects of childhood cancer treatment and are provided transition support and education by a transition nurse navigator.
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - Volume 30, Issue 5, September–October 2015, Pages e147–e155