Supportive Oncology Care (2016-2019)
This educational series, which focuses on supportive oncology care, is designed to help physicians, nurses, and other health professionals learn more about supportive care for cancer patients. The educational content is based on evidence and recommendations in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Supportive Care, the Commission on Cancer standards (2.4 Palliative Care Services, 3.2 Psychosocial Distress Screening, 3.3 Survivorship Care Plan), ASCO guidance, and the Institute on Medicine’s 2013 Report on Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care.
The Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative (CSOC) developed this supportive oncology education series along with palliative and survivorship care screening tools for pivotal points in cancer care. The CSOC developed processes, which were implemented across diverse institutions for distress, psychosocial, physical and practical concerns. CSOC involved a partnership of over 100 individuals representing 35 medical institutions (academic, community, and public cancer centers, cancer support centers and hospice providers).
These educational programs are designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and other health care/oncology professionals who manage patients with cancer.
These activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and are also certified for nurses. Complete accreditation details are provided at the beginning of the individual activities.