Because of ongoing developments in available therapies, supportive care, and medical technology, as well as psychosocial and financial considerations, children and adolescents with cancer are undergoing a greater variety of treatments in a greater variety of settings with a greater chance for cure of their diseases than ever before. Choice of venue for various components of an individual child's treatment must take into account the nature of the therapy, available resources, and burden for the child and family. This article will review recent literature illustrating factors to be considered for the successful utilization of home care services in the overall care of children and adolescents with cancer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Leadership and Management
- Community and Home Care
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health