M8D Research Assignment 1: Cancer Survivorship Care (Case Study Sample)
Read the following article:
Weaver, L. C., Jessup, A., & Mayer, D. K. (2013). Cancer survivorship care: Implications for primary care advanced practice nurses. The Nurse Practitioner, 38(11), 1-11. doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000435784.40143.62
Initial Discussion Post:
Patient A is a 22-year-old female survivor of Stage II Hodgkin lymphoma treated with radiation and chemotherapy.
For your assigned patient:
Identify 2 interventions the nurse will include on the survivorship plan of care that will address health promotion and management of comorbid conditions. Provide a rationale for each intervention.
Identify another member of the interprofessional team that could play a role in the cancer survivorship care for this patient. Explain the role of this interprofessional team member.
Cancer Survivorship Care
Cancer Survivorship Care
One intervention that the primary care advanced practice nurse will include in the survivorship plan of care is future check-ups and follow-up. Future check-ups and cancer tests would be important to assist in checking other health problems that may occur weeks, months, or years after the treatment ends. Ideally, check-up and tests are essential to determine if the cancer has come back or other types of cancer have developed (Weaver, Jessup & Mayer, 2013). In this way, follow-up care with check-ups and tests is essential in ensuring that any health problems that may occur after treatment are caught in time.
Another intervention the nurse will include in the survivorship plan of care is potential long-term late effects of the treatment that the patient has received. This is important because some treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy may have long-terms effects such as nerve problems or difficulty in concentration. Ideally, the patient should be aware of su
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