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Summary

In this episode, Dr. Alyssa McManamon and Dr. Wayne Jonas discuss the results of a yearly IQVIA survey on attitudes and access to integrative approaches for whole person cancer care. The survey shows an increase in positive patient attitudes and usage of integrative oncology. However, there is still a gap between what patients want and what health systems offer. Patients are using complementary therapies to improve their survival odds and manage side effects. The survey also highlights barriers to integrative oncology, such as the need for funding, adequate staff, and clinical guidelines. The role of oncologists in initiating conversations about integrative oncology is crucial, but there is a communication gap between patients and oncologists.

Takeaways

  • Positive patient attitudes and usage of integrative oncology are increasing.
  • There is a gap between what patients want and what health systems offer in terms of complementary therapies.
  • Patients are using complementary therapies to improve survival odds and manage side effects.
  • Barriers to integrative oncology include the need for funding, adequate staff, and clinical guidelines.
  • There is a communication gap between patients and oncologists regarding integrative therapies.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background
01:24 Definition of Whole Person Care
02:24 Increasing Patient Attitudes and Usage of Integrative Oncology
03:18 Patients Using Complementary Therapies to Improve Survival Odds
04:11 Barriers to Integrative Oncology
05:33 Patients Choosing Healthcare Systems that Offer Integrative Therapies
06:20 Providing Whole Person Care as a Cancer Team
07:17 The Role of Oncologists in Integrative Oncology Conversations
08:40 Communication Gap between Patients and Oncologists
09:06 The Importance of Guidelines in Integrative Oncology
12:41 Barriers in Implementing Integrative Therapies
16:43 Implementing Integrative Therapies in Oncology Practice
20:18 Future Outlook and Educational Tools
20:59 Conclusion

Resources

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Dr. Wayne Jonas is a board-certified physician and Dr. Alyssa McManamon is a triple-board certified hematologist/oncologist. The opinions expressed on this show are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of their places of employment, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the United States government. The opinions expressed on this podcast are meant for entertainment and education and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition nor should they be used as a substitute for medical advice from a qualified, board-certified practicing clinician. Dr. Wayne Jonas and Dr. Alyssa McManamon have no relevant financial disclosures.

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