Diagnosis

Focus on ‘what matters’ rather than ‘what’s the matter’
From the point of diagnosis, patients are thrust into an unknown and overwhelming situation. And outside of cancer, they have personal obligations that can also impact their health. By focusing on “what matters” rather than “what’s the matter,” we can begin to understand what an individual patient’s unique needs are and how to best treat them. That is whole-person care.

A cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming experience for patients. At this phase of the journey, alleviating fear, demonstrating personalized care and presenting options is of the utmost importance.

A recent study published in the Journal of Oncology found that cancer patients have an interest in exploring complementary therapies, in addition to conventional medicine, but would like this information to come from their oncologist.

A whole-person approach to cancer care means getting to know your patient. Asking “what matters” rather than “what’s the matter.” By using tools such as the Personal Health Inventory (PHI) you will empower your patient in their journey while also getting to know them better and having a better understanding of who they are and what is important to them.

Personalized Care Across the Cancer Journey

Treatment

In the throes of cancer treatment, patients find themselves coping with a variety of side effects.

Survivorship

When a patient is active and engaged in their health, healing can begin