Reducing the unmet needs of patients with colorectal cancer: a feasibility study of The Pathfinder Volunteer Program

@article{Macvean2006ReducingTU,
  title={Reducing the unmet needs of patients with colorectal cancer: a feasibility study of The Pathfinder Volunteer Program},
  author={Michelle L. Macvean and Victoria M White and Sarah Ilana Pratt and Suzanne Grogan and Robert W. Sanson-Fisher},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={293-299}
}
Many cancer patients experience unmet needs and elevated levels of anxiety and depression. This paper describes a volunteer-delivered intervention to reduce the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and presents findings from a feasibility study of this intervention. The telephone-based intervention, called the Pathfinder Program, involves the assignment of volunteers to patients to assist them in addressing their needs as identified in questionnaires. Fifty-two patients with colorectal cancer… CONTINUE READING
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