Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--5

Improving the Care of Adult Cancer Survivors


Michael Jefford 
 Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, A Richard Pratt Legacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Department of Cancer Experiences Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne; Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Michael Jefford
Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, A Richard Pratt Legacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

Internationally, there are growing numbers of cancer survivors. Survivors report a range of persistent symptoms and unmet needs, which are quite consistent, internationally. Current models of post-treatment survivorship care are suboptimal, and unsustainable given the number of survivors, and limited health workforce. The most appropriate model of care for an individual will depend on a range of patient, disease and treatment factors. Alternatives to traditional follow up have been evaluated including nurse led follow up, follow up led by a primary care physician and formalized models of shared care. There should be greater focus on implementation of proven models.


How to cite this article:
Jefford M. Improving the Care of Adult Cancer Survivors.Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020;7:2-5


How to cite this URL:
Jefford M. Improving the Care of Adult Cancer Survivors. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 27 ];7:2-5
Available from: http://www.apjon.org/article.asp?issn=2347-5625;year=2020;volume=7;issue=1;spage=2;epage=5;aulast=Jefford;type=0