Complexities of Care and the Interdisciplinary Team
Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, BMTCN, FAAN
J Adv Pract Oncol 2022;13(5):478–479 |
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Many of you who are reading this article are advanced practitioners (APs) and experts in the management of complex patient symptoms. Despite managing “side effects” of treatment for years as a nurse, then an advanced practitioner, I did not fully comprehend the concepts of symptom management, symptom clusters, and complexity science until I took a course with a symptom management focus during my doctorate studies (Lee et al., 2016; Brant et al., 2009; Heylighen et al., 2006). In the course, we studied theoretical models hypothesizing that symptoms do not occur in isolation; rather, they occur in clusters that can interact with one another.
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