Jessica Goldberg, MSN, Discusses Creating a Self-Management Intervention for Patients with Breast Cancer

November 24, 2014
Jessica Goldberg, MSN

Jessica Goldberg, MSN, adult gerontology nurse practitioner, fellow in palliative medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a study on creating a successful cancer self-management intervention for patients with breast cancer.

Jessica Goldberg, MSN, adult gerontology nurse practitioner, fellow in palliative medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a study on creating a successful cancer self-management intervention for patients with breast cancer.

Goldberg says evidence shows that breast cancer patients want to be involved in their care. The best way for patients to be involved with their care is through self-management. Goldberg and her colleagues set out to create a self-management guide. This guide is a set of 7 magazine-style modules that patients can use to help them manage their symptoms, communicate with their healthcare providers, manage transitions, and more, Goldberg says.

The main goals of this study were to get patients to understand who their care team was, know what their care options were, and to better communicate with their entire team.