Adolescents and Young Adults: Addressing Needs and Optimizing Care With a Clinical Nurse Specialist?.

Clinical journal of oncology nursing

PubMedID: 28107331

Mitchell L, Stuart-McEwan T, Panet H, Gupta A. Adolescents and Young Adults: Addressing Needs and Optimizing Care With a Clinical Nurse Specialist?. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017;21(1):123-126.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer aged 15-39 years have unique psychosocial, informational, and medical concerns compared to their older adult and pediatric counterparts. Recognizing the gaps in young adult cancer care, an AYA program was launched at a large tertiary cancer center to optimize the AYA cancer care experience. This article describes the contributions of a clinical nurse specialist in AYA program development. .