Adherence to oral chemotherapy: a review of the evidence
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Adherence to oral chemotherapy: a review of the evidence

Gary Mitchell PhD student, Queen’s University Belfast
Sam Porter Professor and chair in nursing research, Queen’s University Belfast
Elizabeth Manias Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne

Gary Mitchell and colleagues examine concerns about the practice of oral chemotherapy administered by patients at home, and the importance of communication in ensuring concordance

Oncology is rapidly changing. Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of patients receiving oral chemotherapy, which is often administered as tablets away from the hospital setting and in the absence of direct health professional support. This situation places onus on patients to not only administer their medication, but also to report any deterioration in their health. Medication adherence in oral chemotherapy is therefore a major concern. This article examines medication adherence for people receiving oral chemotherapy and the importance of concordant communication practices.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 13, 4, 25-28. doi: 10.7748/cnp2014.05.13.4.25.e1049

Correspondence

gmitchell08@qub.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 25 October 2013

Accepted: 07 April 2014

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