Building a Critical Mass of Health-Care Providers, Administrators, and Services for Cancer Survivors

  • Marcia GrantEmail author
  • Denice Economou


To build a critical mass of health-care providers, administrators, and services for cancer survivors, education about cancer survivorship and multidiscipline involvement in survivorship care activities is the initial and essential step. One cannot practice what one does not know. This education is most successful when developed by those with educational expertise. This chapter focuses on the initial definitions needed to begin an educational program in cancer survivorship care, approaches to define the content or curriculum needed, approaches to conducting educational needs assessments, how to formulate educational objectives, how to identify appropriate teaching methods, and will end with approaches to evaluations. Examples focused on cancer survivorship care are provided throughout.


Cancer Survivorship Survivorship Care Survivorship Care Plan Young Adult Cancer Survivor Existential Feeling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nursing Research and EducationCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

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