2017 Connecticut Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting Presenters & Presentation Slides

  Event Held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Screening Guidelines and Shared Decision-Making Challenges, Controversy, Disparities Event Agenda and Acknowledgements Our speakers included: Beth Jones, PhD, MPH, Director, Smilow Screening & Prevention Program, Assistant Director for Diversity and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center, Research Scientist and Lecturer, Yale School of Public Health .  Dr. Jones is a cancer epidemiologist whose work and teaching focus is on health disparities. Her current research is focused on racial/ethnic differences in cancer screening and cancer outcomes. Cancer Screening: Setting the Stage – Challenges, Controversy and Health Disparities Polly Sather, MSN, APRN, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)…

New Emerging Issues Brief

Refusing Cancer Medications to Avoid Delirium and Maintain Autonomy By Kimberly Petrovic, PhD MSN MA RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, SCSU Thomas O. Blank, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Human Development and Family Studies, UConn    Shared decision-making within the patient-provider relationship is considered a cornerstone of the contemporary treatment of cancer here in Connecticut as well as nationally. It will be the focus of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership. The relationship between patient and provider is critical and needs to develop and grow without diminishing the ultimate goals of cancer treatment: cure (whenever possible) and comfort (as…