#LCSM Chat Topic 2/9: Flip the Clinic for Lung Cancer–What Works Best?

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Our topic for the next #LCSM tweetchat on Thursday, February 9th at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern) is “Flip the Clinic for Lung Cancer: What Works Best?” Flip the Clinic is an open experiment to transform the patient-clinician experience. The movement was started in 2013 by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and was the topic of an #LCSM Chat about two years ago.

There is much medical literature about what constitutes best practices in the care of lung cancer patients. However, patient-centered research has only recently began investigating the best ways to provide good care and quality of life as defined by patients.  This research is exploring topics such as the best ways to cope with (or even prevent) treatment side effects, and what strategies improve the communication between patients, family members, and healthcare providers.

Answers to some of these questions may already known by engaged patients, family members, and healthcare providers.  On Thursday, February 9th, we will “flip the clinic” and share our views of best practices and strategies in the care of lung cancer.  Moderator Dr. David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD) will lead the discussion using these topic questions:

  • T1 What best helps patients cope w/symptoms, avoid complications or recover from treatment (whether surgery, drugs, or radiation)?
  • T2 What best helps patients retain info during dr visits? How can we improve communication between patients & healthcare providers?
  • T3 What best helps patients deal with “scanxiety” (anxiety between scans) during “watchful waiting, treatment, or survivorship?
  • T4 What best helps explain #lungcancer staging & treatment to patients and families? What communication aids would you like to see?

Please remember to include #LCSM in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them. You can read a primer on participating in the chat here. Hope you’ll join us!

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