Checklist developed for parents of children with cancer

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Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) have reported on a standardized, time-sensitive checklist for parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer. It was developed by academics from Duke University in Durham. You can read the full study here.

According to the article the checklist covers:

  • who and when to call for help
  • medication dose/frequency, and postoperative wound care
  • side effects of cancer treatment and nutrition
  • risky behaviors to avoid
  • coping skills
  • insurance issues

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents of children with cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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