Ongoing educational opportunities are available to members of rehabilitation services.
A mechanism is in place to inform patients and family members of the services available.
Patient Advocacy and Survivorship Guidelines: Information and programs specific to patient advocacy and survivorship issues are available to cancer patients and their families.
Programs and educational resources for survivors and their families should include but are not limited to the following:
Resources are allocated to provide a robust advocacy and survivorship program.
National standards for advocacy and survivorship will be incorporated into program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
SOURCE: ACCC (2004c,d).
This section of the chapter highlights selected programs that provide services nationally, those offered by the American Cancer Society and the Wellness Community, selected programs that focus on the needs of Hispanic and African-American cancer survivors, and support available by telephone or online. Appendix 4D includes a description of the delivery of psychosocial services for women with breast cancer to illustrate some of the barriers to access to care.