Nursing in Radiation Oncology

Patient Reported Outcomes/QoL/Survivorship

EDU 21 - Survivorship Care: What Have We Learned in the Last Three Years?

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 005

Session Type: Educational
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

The act of transitioning from being a patient on active treatment to being a cancer survivor is a significant change. As care providers, we need the skills to identify who is most at risk for adjustment and coping problems after treatment. Why? Because there are consequences to not meeting the needs of survivors: more emergency room visits, unannounced office visits, increased calls to providers, or conversely, a fearful avoidance of future visits and tests leading to more costly care later.

This session aims to remind physician and nursing teams that we cannot neglect the needs of survivors by focusing solely on those undergoing active treatment. The goal is to improve communication between provider and patient in a meaningful discussion of life after cancer treatment, thus improving clinical outcomes and empowering the survivor.

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Cindy Faigin, OCN, BSN, RN

Henry Ford Health System: Nurse Manager: Employee

Cindy Faigin, BSN, RN, OCN is the Manager of Nursing for the Department of Radiation Oncology with the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. Ms. Faigin began her career in healthcare while attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has acquired over 20 years of experience in clinical care and healthcare administration. She maintains her certifications in radiation therapy nursing and chemotherapy/biotherapy nursing from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Currently, Ms. Faigin serves as a resource, educator, mentor, and nursing administrator for Henry Ford Health System’s 6 radiation oncology locations, including a site utilizing MR-guided therapy. She is also on the operations team for a new Henry Ford Cancer Institute building, slated to open in 2020.

Ms. Faigin has strong interests in survivorship, clinical navigation, cancer care pathway development, and supportive oncology services. Ms. Faigin volunteers with Game on Cancer and the Fresh Air Society. She has been active in numerous professional societies and currently serves on ASTRO’s Communications Committee and the Annual Meeting Education Committee.


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