A model of continuity of care for cancer patients with chronic pain
Journal/Book: Med Clin North Am. 1987; 71: 259-70.
Abstract: A patient and family-centered, nurse-coordinated model is presented in which a collaborative approach among nurse, physician, and social worker is used. The team is based at a hospital or cancer center, but is oriented toward the community. In the model, the nurse is responsible for the day to day management of the patient's pain, and works with the patient, family, and community physicians and nurses in symptom control and supportive care.
Keyword(s): Cancer Care Facilities. Chronic Disease. Continuity of Patient Care. Death. Hospitals, Community. Human. Models, Theoretical. Music Therapy/manpower. Neoplasms/complications/therapy. Nurse Clinicians. Pain/etiology/therapy. Patient Care Team. Primary Health Care. Psychiatry/manpower. Social Work