Helen Lefebvre

Université de Montréal

Develop clinical innovation in oncology: for a better continuum of care and services for cancer patients

Helen Lefebvre

The discharge planning problem in oncology is a major issue in the continuum of care to improve the quality of patient care. In Canada, there are no standards governing discharge planning. The literature emphasizes the importance of patient education, coordination of services and the establishment of regular monitoring as essential to planning optimal frozen features. According to these findings, an optimal discharge planning can reduce the length of hospital stays, prevent hospital readmissions and ensure patients better manage pain and symptoms associated with their disease. Although some studies have demonstrated benefits on the health status of patients in the use of knowledge others have highlighted the lack of impact on health caused by gaps in the dissemination and implementation guides clinical practice. This research focuses on the development of an innovation clinical interactive, the exchange of knowledge portal (PES) to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and rapid access to the best clinical practice discharge planning in oncology.

This project is will explore the effects of a Portail d’échanges de savoirs (PES) led by teams of champions on the implementation and ownership practices among health professionals and the health experience of patients in the context of discharge planning in oncology.


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