M 09 SPECIAL SESSION: From Clinical Practice to Supportive Cancer Care Research: What I Learned and Where I Go?

Friday, 26 July 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: This presentation will focus on the development of a ‘Supportive Cancer Care Research Program’ from both a clinical and research perspective. The value and relationship between ‘clinical cancer care practice’ and ‘supportive cancer care research’ would be examined. A series of supportive cancer care research would be briefly introduced based on the presenter’s own research work. Main research topics would include cancer pain and fatigue, patients’ care needs and quality of life issues. The main research population includes cancer patients and their family caregivers, particularly patients with lung cancer and head and neck cancers. The meaning of development of a supportive cancer care research team and how to apply the results into clinical care will be discussed. Factors to enhance the successful development and maintaining a cancer care research team will be shared. The important outcomes of how supportive cancer care research influence the clinical practice, health care services, cancer education and cancer care/treatment policy will be discussed in this presentation.
Learner Objective #1: Explore the process of developing supportive cancer care research from clinical practice.
Learner Objective #2: Explore the factors to enhance the succcessful development of a supportive cancer care research program.
Organizers:  Yeur-Hur Lai, PhD, School of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Moderators:  Hee Sun Kang, PhD, Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea