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Hi Michele and colleagues!Totally agree and support what Michele said regarding the importance of completing the survey and in Jill's comments below. Survivorship is more than a piece of paper, but it certainly got everyone talking survivorship!This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard for not only this standard but others that have a direct impact on nursing roles and patient care.Results of Oncology Nursing Research that is in our journals (ONF, CJON and others) supports APRN's in survivorship and in other roles (such as EBP and QI).I filled out the survey and in the space for comments, you can cite these articles and your experiences as oncology nurses! Another way to advocate for our patients and oncology nursing!Best,Darcy
Hi Everyone,Great discussion - we just had our CoC survey and heard the news about the change. We just spent a considerable amount of time redesigning our SCPs and building out 6 disease specific care plans, plus a generic this year. We knew it was critical to make the SCPs efficient to complete - which I think we achieved. We also wanted them to be effective tools for pt education, so we made them health literate for patients. But I agree, it is MUCH more than handing them a document and I welcome a standard that includes a planning process. Right now, I am concerned providers and clinicians may misinterpret the new standard as "SCPs don't matter". While I know the evidence- base is lacking for SCPs overall, I would argue that the studies have perhaps measured the wrong thing, don't take other factors into consideration, or simply expect too much from a one-time document. I see the SCP is just one piece of a plan to move the patient toward better long term outcomes. The SCP as a valuable tool that kicks-off the beginning of the next phase of cancer care. The end of active treatment presents the ideal opportunity to do another assessment of the patient to see what challenges and issues remain or lie ahead, and plan for them. We are hoping to look at this further in a pilot QI project this fall.Can anyone recommend an upcoming conference on survivorship issues? Or an organization who has tackled survivorship planning with some success? I would love to have further discussion about all of this, and hear about model projects around the country.Thanks!Barb