Mentor/Fellow Article

Managing Late Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Jamie Arnett

Barbara J. Henry

Ann Fankell

breast cancer, survivorship, Assessment, quality measures
CJON 2014, 18(5), 32-35. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.S2.32-35

This article illustrates the authors' participation in the ONS Foundation-supported Breast Cancer Survivorship (BCS) Quality Measures Set pilot study at Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) Cancer Center. The data collection, outcomes, and action plans based on results are described. Included are the SOMC distress tool, psychosocial assessment tool, a survivorship care plan, and a clinical vignette describing how the tools and implementation of the action plan improved care and facilitated connection to supportive community resources. The BCS Measures pilot study provided a learning opportunity in identifying important quality assessments early in the plan of care. These valuable measures are necessary to provide better care in breast cancer survivorship.

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