Quality Cancer Care

Survivorship Before, During and After Treatment

Editors: Hopewood, Peter, Milroy, Mary J. (Eds.)

  • Provides many concrete instances of successful practices and programs which improve survivorship
  • Discusses the current crisis on a global and national platform
  • Written by experts in the field
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About this book

Maintaining quality and improving cancer care does not occur in a vacuum. It requires a coordinated effort among many team members to whom this book is directed. Cancer care in the United States is in crisis as per a recent National Institute of Health publication. Much of this has to do with the complexity of the cancer care, its delivery systems, the aging population and the diminishing workforce. We need to be smarter and more efficient to de-escalate this crisis and improve the survival and survivorship of our cancer patients. Improved survivorship of families and caregivers will be included as well.
The book will follow the continuum of cancer care model as its outline vide infra. It will provide many concrete instances of successful practices and programs which improve survivorship. Initially it will discuss the current crisis on a global and then national platform. There will be a discussion about disability adjusted life years lost, lost productivity, loss of life and its impact upon the nation and communities. The financial impact of cancer on society and government will be included in this. Population health management as regards cancer will then look at communities served, community health needs assessments and social determinants of health. How prevention and screening programs can be formulated from the above will be illustrated. 
Compliance with treatments as promulgated by the Commission on Cancer’s Cancer Program Practice Performance Reports (CP3R) will be reviewed. The relationship between compliance and improved survival will be highlighted. Navigation and distress management to assure patients complete planned treatments will be included in this section.
Quality of survivorship will review the four domains of life- spiritual, social, psychological and physical. How these can be maximized through system improvement and program development will be illustrated. Financial issues and legal protections will also be included in this section. Survivorship care planning i.e. surveillance for recurrent cancer, prevention of related and new cancers will be an integral part of this section.
Palliative, end of life care and bereavement care will complete the continuum cycle. Identifying hospitalized patients in need of palliative needs will be refreshed. How to establish an in-patient palliative care team and creating a seamless transition from in-patient to out-patient palliative care will be presented. 
Intended AudienceAdministrative and clinical staff involved in the delivery of cancer care including: hospital executives, physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, psychology counselors, social workers, physical therapists, occupation therapists, nutritionists, government, healthcare insurance representatives, etc.

About the authors

Peter Hopewood, MD, FACS
Managing Partner and General Surgeon
Cape Cod Surgeons P.C.
Chair Cancer Liaison Physician Committee
Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons
210 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540 USA

Mary J Milroy MD, FACS
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Immediate Past Chair Cancer Liaison Physician Committee
Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons
215 E Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069 USA


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Outlining the Crisis in Cancer Care

    Milroy, Mary J.

    Pages 1-12

  • Public Reporting of Institution and Provider-Level Outcomes

    Greene, Frederick L.

    Pages 13-27

  • Cancer Statistics: Global and National

    Milroy, Mary J.

    Pages 29-35

  • Understanding the Social Determinants of Cancer: Challenges, Opportunities, and Pathways to Success

    Maniar, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • How Prevention and Screening Programs Can Be Identified Through a Community Health Needs Assessment

    Hopewood, Peter

    Pages 61-83

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78649-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78648-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Cancer Care
Book Subtitle
Survivorship Before, During and After Treatment
Editors
  • Peter Hopewood
  • Mary J. Milroy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78649-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78649-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-78648-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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