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Thursday, May 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Strategies to Impact Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy: What Do We Know and How Can We Use It?

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The shift in cancer treatment from IV to oral formulations is occurring quickly, with many benefits for both the patient and provider. Although reduced administration costs and improved patient acceptability are promising, this shift has also introduced new challenges for medication adherence. As a nurse and the primary point of contact for patients and their families, you need specific strategies for your role—which is exactly what this session offers. You’ll start by reviewing the emerging literature on adherence in oncology, as well as findings from other disease sites such as HIV. You’ll end by picking up practical strategies that nurses can use to impact adherence to oral chemotherapy.

Objectives
1. Define the scope of adherence problems in cancer treatment.
2. Describe the current oncologic literature on adherence to oral cancer treatments.
3. Identify innovative approaches that have been used in other disease sites (HIV) that address adherence issues. 

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Treatment Modalities, Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
CBCN®: Treatment Modalities:  Local and Systemic
AOCNP®: Cancer Treatment
AOCNS®: Cancer Treatment

 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Fennimore, RN, DNP

Laura Fennimore, RN, DNP

Director of Clinical Programs, UPMC Health Plan
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN®

Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN®

Nurse Researcher, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center



Thursday May 1, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom D Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802