Research to Practice Paper - Issue 1
Issue 1: Supporting adolescent and young adult siblings of cancer patients: The family context
The first Research to Practice Paper encourages health professionals to examine how they engage with siblings and to implement the practice recommendations provided. Dr Antoinette Anazado, Director of AYA Services for the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health Service, acknowledges that:
“Although it can be challenging for clinicians, nursing and allied health professionals to focus on other family members when an AYA patient has cancer, it is important that we don’t forget about the practical, educational and psychosocial needs of other family members. This first research to practice paper provides useful information about the needs of AYA siblings as well as giving examples of practical support. As AYA cancer services are extended across Australia as part of the Youth Cancer Networks Program, it is essential that the needs of AYA siblings are acknowledged and addressed.”
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