生命癌症诊断后

幸存者

截至今日,治疗癌症的方法仍然是难以捉摸的,但也有根除这种疾病很多有前途的理论和想法。有1550万名癌症幸存者在美国 - 一个数字,正在成长 - 谁癌症诊断之后,他应该和必要的支持。这个数字应该,但不包括护理人员和/或家庭成员谁也受到癌症诊断和治疗的次数。

一场全国性运动的存活率

癌症存活率是在和癌症治疗后护理地址心理,精神和身体需要的统一模型。在最简单的形式,生存是支持和资源,以帮助幸存者提供和他们的照顾者管理自己的生活,这往往是永远改变了。

医疗机构扩展和改进他们如何准备幸存者生活在医院外。外科医生委员会对癌症的美国大学设置有驱动显著变化认证标准。患者应接受治疗完成后处理摘要;初级保健医生应警惕潜在的长期副作用;和设施都需要屏幕患者痛苦,帮助解决担忧情绪,因为他们出现。

幸存者

Nationally, there is a lack of broader, lifelong support and care that can add years to a survivor's life. Some struggles are difficult to hide, such as a disability caused by surgery, difficulty walking from the neuropathy common after chemotherapy, or changes in appearance, such as hair loss. These often cause distress for the cancer survivor as it affects body image, relationships and interactions with strangers. There are also difficult challenges for the survivors' family, friends or co-workers to see or acknowledge, such as debilitating fatigue, fear of recurrence, spiritual questions, depression and even suicidal thoughts.

护理人员常常被忽视,即使他们可能已经因为自己心爱的人的初步诊断一直处于危机之中。照顾者面临更多的情感压力,往往在金融,就业,有时法律挑战面前变得更糟。创伤后应激并不罕见,也不是像丧失生育能力或面临儿科癌症患者的父母极端应变独特的挑战。

Cancer Survivorship is Not a Luxury

Survivorship care is not recognized as a reimbursable event by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Insurance companies often do not pay for survivorship services such as wellness amenities (nutrition consults, exercise programs, weight management), expressive therapies (art or music therapy), or integrative therapies (massage, aromatherapy or acupuncture). Sometimes there is a financial limit for mental health services even for those who are insured. For too long, this next stage of care has remained unknown or unsupported, and disrupting that status quo will require a national effort involving changes in both survivorship policy and practice.

幸存者

With the need so great, the oncology community must deliver consistent, effective survivorship care so patients and their families have the resources to continue healing long after the cancer is gone. At The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, we present each patient with a full support team, from expert oncologists and therapists to chaplains, nutritionists and a host of other experts. The coordinated, comprehensive JamesCare Survivorship programs have helped thousands of patients, though many of our survivors live more than 150 miles from our facilities, and too few have local access to follow-up support.

在大型机构,如俄亥俄州,资源可带来全面的生存计划,以生命和纳入的癌症生存专家充满活力的社区。由于这些计划扩大,有必要进一步确保这种照顾,请不分地域,无论是通过在较小的机构和财政支持扩展程序。

有了真正的国家生存的基础设施,为癌症的恐惧开始褪色,所以也将负担所面临的幸存者。该塔由珍妮特·斯纳普,MSN,RN,FPCN&大道Klemanski,DNP,CNP,RN撰写。它已被改编

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