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Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation

  Objectives: To differentiate between rehabilitation and exercise training and propose how rehabilitation professionals and exercise physiologists can collaborate to optimize cancer survivor care.
Data Source: Professional organizations and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Conclusion: Both professions offer complementary skillsets that, when integrated, optimize the ability of the cancer care team to implement more effective survivorship care plans. Future models of care must incorporate efficient communications between the cancer rehabilitation program and oncology team, include various reimbursement/payment/funding options, and continuously assess program efficacy.
Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses must be cognizant of physical needs (ie, functional and conditioning status) and cancer-related comorbidities when referring cancer survivors for exercise reconditioning.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 January 2020

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier BV

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.soncn.2019.150975

  • Cross Ref:

    S0749208119301573

  • ISSN:

    0749-2081

  • Library of Congress:

    RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610 Medicine & health

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Coletta, A. M., Campbell, A., Morris, G. S., & Schmitz, K. H. (2020). Synergy Between Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals and Clinical Exercise Physiologists: Optimizing Patient Care for Cancer Rehabilitation. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 36(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2019.150975

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Keywords

Exercise; Rehabilitation; Cancer; Exercise physiologist; Physical therapy

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