Cancer incidences have increased globally, with low-economic families encountering challenges in receiving quality care treatment. Essentially, those backgrounds are unaware and less enlightened regarding their cancer status; thus, interprofessional doctors and other stakeholders may yield an intervention program critical for improving care coordination—this research paper aimed to develop care coordination efforts for cancer patient treatment. The PICOT question developed mounted evidence for cancer care diagnosis for marginalized societies within eight months.
Compared to standard care therapy, does putting in place cancer coordination clinics for adult patients improve the quality and value of life for cancer patients in low-economic families within eight months?
The knowledge gap
Cancer diseases threaten low-economic family backgrounds due to inadequate resources to access improved and quality healthcare. Notably, a knowledge gap exists in minority backgrounds, which calls for urgent programs to reduce mortality rates. First, such families seem to be unaware of their cancer status. Thereby, improvising clinics to diagnose patients may help such families realize their status early enough to begin medication. Besides, the low economic backgrounds seem to be enlightened on medication procedures for cancer treatment. As a result, there is no consistency in receiving medication, with many failing to comply with frequent checkups due to a lack of money (Rodriguez-Gomez et al., 2020). Therefore, an effort to install clinics near their localities can help improve capacitation and medication through establishing care coordination.
Resources and services required
Implementing the intervention requires resources such as collaborative professional human skills and capital to run the program. Essentially, the joint approach among interprofessional nurses and other social stakeholders will ensure efficiency in patient treatment (Wasserman et al., 2019). Social services such as food nutrition and awareness program will enable adult patients to realize their health status for desirable outcomes. Besides, the team targets to conduct psychological counseling for patient emotional support. Equipping clinics with machines for diagnosis and medicines could be essential for boosting the quality of life of low-income families.
Evaluation of the program, treatment, and problem
First, installing cancer clinics will bring together interprofessional experts such as doctors and other stakeholders to formulate a strategic care intervention to improve the quality of low-income family backgrounds (Anwanwan et al., 2020). Unfortunately, economically disadvantaged people are less informed about their social health status. Similarly, the increased mortality rates could not have been due to a lack of resources but also low enlightenment and poor medication. Therefore, addressing those critical gaps by establishing a care coordination program may reduce the cancer threat.
Finally, there are improper care coordination programs for cancer medication for adult patients that result in poor quality of life. Similarly, the current patient follow-up campaigns are ineffective, resulting in inconsistency in medication within poor backgrounds. Due to their low incomes, people are unable to access affordable treatment. Essentially, the interprofessional team’s joint approach targets setting up a plan to improve medication follow-up, awareness programs, and diagnose adult cancer patients to know their healthcare status (Anwanwan et al., 2020). There are insufficient previous information resources to yield enough evidence for the effective installation of care coordination intervention for cancer treatment for low-economic families; thus, a challenge to mounting effective programs. Also, such backgrounds have little to no capital and skilled resource, which is challenging to carry out the program.
Formation of the program and step-by-step recommendations
Installing cancer clinics aims to introduce care coordination programs to improve the quality of adult patients. The process will incorporate several interpersonal experts to mount evidence-based and requires resources (Anwanwan et al., 2020)—the implementation of the intervention targets adopting a step-by-step process for strategic planning. The first phase includes identifying stakeholders involved in care coordination, where an inclusivity approach will be focused.
The second stage of care coordination intervention should identify available and required resource inputs for implementation. Thirdly, the problem identification and statement follow where the current healthcare challenges, status, and general disease indicators will be assessed (Fleming & Willgerodt, 2017). The fourth stage incorporates recommendations to restated challenges, including capacitation, medication monitoring, and rules to govern plan actualization. Lastly, the action plan operationalization will follow with frequent monitoring to determine progress.
Establishing mobile care clinics near poor minority families may improve healthcare coordination for cancer patients. Notably, the research targets mount evidence-based interventions toward enhanced care coordination. As a result, sustainable and quality life for low-economic families depend on installing local clinics in rural regions for cancer treatment. Therefore, this realization can greatly help governments, private organizations, and non-profit entities that aspire to sensitize and reduce cancer threats.
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