NCPD Article

Finding a Place in Your Practice for Older Adults With Cancer

Peggy S. Burhenn

Carolina Uranga

older adult, geriatric oncology, nursing, geriatric assessment, oncology
CJON 2023, 27(3), 311-316. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.311-316

The care of older adults differs from the care of younger patients, and specialized knowledge about aging and caring for older adults can help guide their care. Nurses can use geriatric assessment tools, many of which can be completed within a few minutes and can be easily incorporated into encounters with older adults in oncology practice settings. The results of the assessments can be used to develop care plans that identify vulnerabilities or patient concerns.

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