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Canadian Resources, Programs, and Models of Care to Support Cancer Survivors’ Transition beyond Treatment: A Scoping Review

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School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Academic Editor: Fiona Schulte
Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28(3), 2134-2145; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28030198
Received: 10 May 2021 / Revised: 27 May 2021 / Accepted: 3 June 2021 / Published: 9 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Palliative and Supportive Care)
(1) Background: One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, but as a result of the progress in diagnosis and treatment, more individuals are surviving cancer than ever before. However, the impact of cancer does not end with treatment. The objectives of this review are to (1) provide a broad overview of the supportive care interventions and models of care that have been researched to support Canadian post-treatment cancer survivors; and (2) analyze how these supportive care interventions and/or care models align with the practice recommendations put forth by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology/Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CAPO/CPAC). (2) Methods: An electronic search was completed in MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and CINAHL in January 2021. Included studies described supportive care interventions or models of care utilized by adult Canadian cancer survivors. (3) Results: Forty-two articles were included. Survivors utilized a multitude of supportive care interventions, with peer support and physical activity programs being most frequently cited. Four models of follow-up care were identified: primary care, oncology care, shared-care, and transition clinics. The supportive care interventions and models of care variably aligned with the recommendations set by CCO and CAPO/CPAC. The most commonly followed recommendation was the promotion of self-management and quality resources for patients. (4) Conclusions: Results indicate an inconsistency in access to supportive care interventions and the delivery of survivorship care for cancer survivors across Canada. Current efforts are being made to implement the recommendations by CCO and CAPO/CPAC; however, provision of these guidelines remains varied. View Full-Text
Keywords: cancer survivorship; models of care; survivorship care; cancer guidelines; supportive care cancer survivorship; models of care; survivorship care; cancer guidelines; supportive care
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Romkey-Sinasac, C.; Saunders, S.; Galica, J. Canadian Resources, Programs, and Models of Care to Support Cancer Survivors’ Transition beyond Treatment: A Scoping Review. Curr. Oncol. 2021, 28, 2134-2145. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28030198

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Romkey-Sinasac C, Saunders S, Galica J. Canadian Resources, Programs, and Models of Care to Support Cancer Survivors’ Transition beyond Treatment: A Scoping Review. Current Oncology. 2021; 28(3):2134-2145. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28030198

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Romkey-Sinasac, Claudia; Saunders, Stephanie; Galica, Jacqueline. 2021. "Canadian Resources, Programs, and Models of Care to Support Cancer Survivors’ Transition beyond Treatment: A Scoping Review" Curr. Oncol. 28, no. 3: 2134-2145. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28030198

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