Supportive Care

This free course introduces some of the key issues relating to the supportive care needs of adolescents and young adults (age 15-39) with cancer, specifically the unique psychosocial and socio-economic challenges these patients face during the course of their disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the unique psychosocial challenges facing adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39) with cancer, including interpersonal, emotional and developmental issues.
  • Describe the economic and financial burdens, including life and health insurance issues, cost of care and employment discrimination among this population with cancer.
  • Identify and recommend practical tools and resources to enable AYAs to establish social networks, deal with career issues and manage their overall economic and financial burdens.

CME credit is available for this course.

ACGME Competencies addressed: Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning & Improvement; Interpersonal & Communications Skills; Professionalism

This activity is co-sponsored by the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons, Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance, the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

This initiative was supported by the Cooperative Agreement 5U50DP001689-05 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This course, as well as others in the Focus Under Forty Series, was also supported by the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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