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The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer team: implications for practice.

Paterson, Catherine; Bacon, Rachel; Dwyer, Rebecca; Morrison, Kittani S.; Toohey, Kellie; O'Dea, Amy; Slade, James; Mortazavi, Reza; Roberts, Cara; Pranavan, Ganes; Cooney, Corrina; Nahon, Irmina; Hayes, Sandra C.

Authors

Catherine Paterson

Rachel Bacon

Rebecca Dwyer

Kittani S. Morrison

Kellie Toohey

Amy O'Dea

James Slade

Reza Mortazavi

Cara Roberts

Ganes Pranavan

Corrina Cooney

Irmina Nahon

Sandra C. Hayes



Abstract

Objective: This literature review aims to explore the role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer care team. Data Sources: Electronic databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Scopus, and gray literature were searched using Google Scholar up until September 2020. Conclusion: Although the safe and effective delivery of cancer care via telehealth requires education and training for health care professionals and patients, telehealth has provided a timely solution to the barriers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of interdisciplinary cancer services. Globally, evidence has shown that telehealth in cancer care can leverage an innovative response during the COVID-19 pandemic but may provide a long-lasting solution to enable patients to be treated appropriately in their home environment. Telehealth reduces the travel burden on patients for consultation, affords a timely solution to discuss distressing side effects, initiate interventions, and enable possible treatment additions and/or changes. Implications for Nursing Practice: Global public health disasters pose significant and unique challenges to the provision of necessary services for people affected by cancer. Oncology nurses can provide a central contribution in the delivery of telehealth through transformational leadership across all domains and settings in cancer care. Oncology nurses provide the “hub of cancer care” safely embedded in the interdisciplinary team. Telehealth provides a solution to the current global health crisis but could also benefit the future provision of services and broad reach clinical trials.

Citation

PATERSON, C., BACON, R., DWYER, R., MORRISON, K.S., TOOHEY, K., O'DEA, A., SLADE, J., MORTAZAVI, R., ROBERTS, C., PRANAVAN, G., COONEY, C., NAHON, I. and HAYES, S.C. 2020. The role of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic across the interdisciplinary cancer team: implications for practice. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(6), article ID 151090. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151090

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 15, 2020
Publication Date Dec 31, 2020
Deposit Date Oct 20, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 16, 2021
Journal Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Print ISSN 0749-2081
Electronic ISSN 1878-3449
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 6
Article Number 151090
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151090
Keywords Cancer care; Telehealth; COVID-19; Interdisciplinary; Nursing; Disaster management; Coronavirus
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/976517

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