18th Annual Fall Cancer Conference: Rural Cancer Patients, Real Cancer Issues
STATEMENT OF NEED
Rural cancer patients face many challenges in receiving care, including limited availability of cancer treatments and cancer support providers (oncologists, social workers, mental healthcare providers, palliative care specialists, etc), transportation barriers, financial issues and limited access to clinical trials. Oncologists and other cancer care providers experience parallel challenges in delivering care to their rural cancer patients.
This activity is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients and their families: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.
ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE
This continuing education activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communications skills, and professionalism, and the interprofessional competencies of roles/responsibilities and teams/teamwork.
This activity is designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about challenges and issues affecting rural cancer patients. Learning objectives for this conference include:
- Identify three barriers to cancer care in rural communities and outline at least one strategy for reducing cancer disparities in rural U.S. communities
- Recognize and review a model of de-centralized regional delivery
- Outline strategies to increase access, affordability and compassionate health care
- Describe options available for expanding mental health specialty care in rural areas
- Discuss research on cancer among the Amish and explore strategies for health care providers and others working with Amish cancer patients and their families
- Learn strategies to address optimization of cancer care and clinical trial enrollment in underserved rural communities
- Examine humorous and serious health care insights via emergency care in the rural setting
- List several strengths and challenges commonly experienced by cancer caregivers in rural areas
- Describe strategies for improving chemotherapy and supportive care management in the rural patient population
- Illustrate how to connect patients to the free services offered by the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
- Identify ways to access local cancer resources and tools within local communities
- Identify ways to help rural communities overcome challenges
|In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 ANCC and Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6 hours.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 6.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
- 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours