cancer care plan

  1. Would anyone be willing to share a general cancer care plan with me? Any help is greatly appreciated. My email: ayarborough@minershospital.com

    Thanks!!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    Amy you are an RN correct? Did you not have to write careplans in school?

    http://web.indstate.edu/nurs/mary/n205.htm

    Here is a site that might get you started. I don't think there is such a thing as a General Cancer Careplan.
  4. by   Genista
    I'm not going to write a sample cancer care plan, but I would suggest you look at common problems for the patient. Is this for a paper or for an actual patient? Careplans should be individualized. Some common problems would be: pain management, altered nutrition, coping, and fall risk/ mobility. Skin care could be a problem too.There are careplanning books specific for oncology patients you can reference as well. Try posting this at the oncology forum. Good luck.
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Actually, there are very few "general"cancer care plans. A care plan must be tailored to the individual or it is worthless.

    Is patient to undergoing surgery?
    Is the patient undergoing inpatient or outpatient chemo?
    Is the patient undergoing inpatient or outpatient radiation?
    What is the patient's support network?
    What is the patient's spiritual/cultural beliefs?
    What is the patient's nutritional status?
    What is the patient's health status and QOL?
    Etc.

    Without this information, an appropriate care plan would not be possible. Most experienced nurses would need this info to do a satisfactory care plan.

    Are you a student or a new onco nurse?
  6. by   amy111
    Thank you to those of you who replied. I now know why I hesitate to post questions on this forum. I am an RN (experienced) and I do know how to write a care plan. I guess I did not give a detailed enough explanation of what I was looking for. I am on a committee that is re-writing all of our care plans/protocols to be placed on a computerized system using NIC NOC NANDA. In this we are building template care plans to be used for patients. These can be individualized and modified as care plans should be. In posting my request, I was only trying to network with other RNs because my web searches have only turned up care plans that must be purchased. I have written my template, but I simply wanted to make sure that I hadn't left something important out.
  7. by   renerian
    I sat on a protocal committee at the home health level and we paid for the samples to help at least get us started on a few ones we had trouble with. Do you have a diverse committee?

    renerian
  8. by   Edward,IL
    Thank you for using NANDA/NIC/NOC. This is certainly a step in the right direction.
    You could e-mail the Oncology Nurses Society with a sample of your care plan. Let Pearl Moore pass it around in her office and give you their comments. They won't miss a thing!
    Just my opinion, Edward, IL
  9. by   shelleybelle
    For some general careplan "stuff" rncentral.com is a good place to start... good luck
  10. by   jemb
    Websites that you might find helpful are www.cancersource.com and www.onconurse.com .

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