What are some ways that myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) oncology nurses and other MPN care team members can aid in empowering patients? Oncology nurse practitioner Natasha Johnson from Moffitt Cancer Center how she helps patients and their loved ones become more involved in care and treatment decisions.
So I’m an encourager, so I will encourage patients to be involved, get their loved ones involved, educate themself on the disease on the common symptoms, on treatments, and then ways to alleviate those symptoms. So I would encourage them too, to keep on living. Let’s do what we can to improve the symptom burden so you can keep on living. And I think this is important, because I believe that empowered patients are very well-informed, and they are the top key player in their care. They’ll share their goals of care, which makes them better prepared to work with the healthcare team to create an individualized plan of treatment for them.