Cancer self-management interventions

Penny Schofield, PhD of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia discusses cancer self-management interventions. All patients need sufficient amounts of detailed information that is specific to their cancer, treatment, and circumstances. This information could be provided in audiovisual and online formats. Decision aids help patients and their families select the best possible treatment option available to them. Audio recordings of consultations help patients recall what happened in the consultation. They increase the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment options. Dr Schofield mentions that all patients should be provided with question prompt lists, which should be tailored to the disease type, stage, and the particular treatment option to be maximally useful. Recorded at the 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference in Liverpool, UK.

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