Our institution has a template that we use for survivorship care plans. We are alerted by someone from our Health Information Management Dept. that the patient needs one before they come in and a template is included with some of the patient’s specific information which saves some time. Providers review and edit the document for accuracy and fill in any blanks. This process is helpful.

    I agree with Suzanne about the awkwardness of completing one of these for a patient who has been free of disease for some time. Also, the term “survivor” is not appreciated by all of our patients.

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