Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients and Families in a Community Setting
An expert IOM committee examined psychosocial services to patients and families in a community setting by:
- Reviewing previous IOM and selected report recommendations and determining what recommendations have been implemented. Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer, Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life, and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, are among the IOM reports that the committee will review.
- Determining why many recommendations have not been implemented and identify ways to reduce barriers to psychosocial care.
- Documenting types of services provided, availability, volume of use, who is using services, how they are accessed, what they are told/given as condition evolves (flow of care), provider capacity, how they are paid for.
- Developing recommendations about reimbursement for psychosocial care.
- Developing recommendations on psychosocial service delivery, workforce and training.
- Identifying gaps in knowledge and developing an applied clinical research agenda.
- Identifying and characterizing diverse and successful models of psychosocial care for patients and families and identifying successful, replicable, demonstration models of effective, accessible psychosocial service delivery in communities; and
- Developing an action plan addressing various stakeholders and suggestions for expanding demonstration models.
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Previous Meetings for this Activity
November 7, 2007 (9:00 AM Eastern)