Oncology Advanced Practitioners Bring Advanced Community Oncology Care.

  • Wendy H. Vogel
  • Published 2016 in
    American Society of Clinical Oncology educational…

Abstract

Oncology care is becoming increasingly complex. The interprofessional team concept of care is necessary to meet projected oncology professional shortages, as well as to provide superior oncology care. The oncology advanced practitioner (AP) is a licensed health care professional who has completed advanced training in nursing or pharmacy or has completed training as a physician assistant. Oncology APs increase practice productivity and efficiency. Proven to be cost effective, APs may perform varied roles in an oncology practice. Integrating an AP into an oncology practice requires forethought given to the type of collaborative model desired, role expectations, scheduling, training, and mentoring.

DOI: 10.14694/EDBK_158751

Cite this paper

@article{Vogel2016OncologyAP, title={Oncology Advanced Practitioners Bring Advanced Community Oncology Care.}, author={Wendy H. Vogel}, journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Meeting}, year={2016}, volume={35}, pages={e97-e100} }