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.e1049Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 25 October 2013
Accepted: 07 April 2014
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