The Late Effects Clinic in action : For survivors of childhood malignancy

Published on Jan 1, 2007in Acta Oncologica4.089
路 DOI :10.1080/02841860701426815
Belinda A. Campbell16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre),
Greg Wheeler14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
+ 2 AuthorsNatalie Goroncy2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
Background. Long-term survivors of childhood malignancy are a newly emergent patient group with a unique but wide range of survivorship issues. There are rising demands for long-term, medical follow-up and social support for this potentially vulnerable group. These demands stem from improving survival rates and the progressively increasing incidence of late physical, psychological and social sequelae. Case-studies and Discussion. The ideal method to facilitate this long-term follow-up is unclear, and faces the problems of health-care system limitations coupled with the paucity of outcomes-based research to guide evidence-based, clinical practice. We discuss how the Late Effects Clinic operates in our institution: optimising the involvement of the multi-disciplinary medical and allied health care teams to meet the physical and psychological needs of long-term survivors, and to assist with the social issues surrounding survivorship. This model involves a co-operative team approach, thereby alleviating the s...
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