Event Title

Help Me: Treatment Compromise Throughout the Cancer Journey

Presenter Information

Elisabeth Ekman, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

When patients with cancer arrive in an oncologists office, they all come with the same underlying plea for their doctor: Help me. In order to truly understand and accommodate a patients needs, the oncologist must consider not only patient diseases from a medical standpoint, but how their cancer and treatments play a role in their lives. This project observes two patient journeys and the importance of patient-doctor collaboration. Successful collaboration is necessary to achieve a balance of medical and personal goals that can help produce the highest quality of life for the patient.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1123

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

Help Me: Treatment Compromise Throughout the Cancer Journey

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

When patients with cancer arrive in an oncologists office, they all come with the same underlying plea for their doctor: Help me. In order to truly understand and accommodate a patients needs, the oncologist must consider not only patient diseases from a medical standpoint, but how their cancer and treatments play a role in their lives. This project observes two patient journeys and the importance of patient-doctor collaboration. Successful collaboration is necessary to achieve a balance of medical and personal goals that can help produce the highest quality of life for the patient.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/192