Amy Berman, RN, Discusses the Importance of Patient-Centered Care in Oncology
For people who have cancer, patient-centered care is particularly important because their life is changing, Amy Berman, RN, BS, senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, who also has stage 4 breast cancer, said at The American Journal of Managed Care’s Patient-Centered Oncology Meeting 2014.
For many cancer patients, they are going to be living with the disease for a very long time, so they need to understand how to maintain their health and keep a positive attitude. And it’s important to keep the family involved.
“Cancer is one of those all-encompassing diseases that affects not just the person but their family, and providers need to understand, you know, what’s the best way to help that person do as well as possible,” she said.