Cognitive function is an important factor when considering oral therapy as an option for cancer treatment, particularly for elderly patients with cancer.
A nurse-facilitated oral chemotherapy care model has improved delivery times, patient satisfaction, and co-pay support at a Connecticut cancer hospital.
Follow-up telephone calls and clinician assessment may be an effective strategy to identify early which patients require support with adhering to oral cancer therapy.
Instituting a Chemotherapy Safety Committee and developing an administration process successfully standardized the inpatient oral chemotherapy administration process.
A formal nursing practice was developed to promote patient safety and adherence with oral chemotherapy.
As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new study underscores the challenges faced by patients in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic.
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