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Health summit talk

  1. 1. Improving Health and Social Insurance Systems Providing psychosocial support - Maximizing medical care Bobbit Suntay The Carewell Community The Ca ncer Re source and Well ness Community First Health Financing Summit GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Diliman Campus
  2. 2. Cancer Today The good news… <ul><li>Advances in knowledge, skills, and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Advances in diagnosis, treatment, and management </li></ul><ul><li>More persons with cancer are living longer today </li></ul><ul><li>Growing awareness and support for persons with cancer </li></ul><ul><li>BUT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH! </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  3. 3. The Bad News: State of the art medical care alone is not enough! <ul><li>WE UNDERESTIMATE IMPACT OF PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS: </li></ul><ul><li>Impact onset, progression, and quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering and death due to lack of money </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional distress and abandonment of treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult lifestyle changes : diet, smoking, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult handling disruptions at home/office </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  4. 4. Psychosocial Factors Challenges and consequences of unmet needs <ul><li>Harder to access, engage in, and persist in treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Harder to respond positively to treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Harder to cope with and recover from cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Long range of impact : prior to diagnosis to long after “cure” </li></ul><ul><li>Vast scope of impact : patient, loved ones, colleagues, healthcare team, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in activities of daily living </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in quality of life </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  5. 5. What is the solution? Challenges and consequences of unmet needs <ul><li>Effective cancer treatment must integrate and address the psychosocial needs of all persons affected by the illness: patients, survivors, and their loved ones </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  6. 6. What is the solution? Challenges and consequences of unmet needs <ul><li>A viable healthcare and social insurance system must include provisions and coverage for addressing the psychosocial needs of patients, survivors, and their loved ones </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  7. 7. Where do we go from here? What needs to be done now? <ul><li>Health plans/insurance policies must be revised to include coverage for psychosocial services </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasers (individuals and institutions) must insist and ensure that health plans and insurance include coverage for psychosocial services </li></ul><ul><li>We need to make better use of EXISTING organizations, groups, and individuals who already provide psychosocial support services </li></ul><ul><li>We need to better identify the PARTICULAR NEEDS of patients and loved ones to help them ACCESS the resources and services they require </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  8. 8. Psychosocial health services How they can help: <ul><li>Information on illness, treatments, health, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Help with emotional coping during illness/treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with managing the illness </li></ul><ul><li>Information/ access to logistical and other resources and support </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance/ support for managing disruptions at work, home, school, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to finances and treatment </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  9. 9. Psychosocial health services Benefits: <ul><li>Decrease in depression , stress, and anxiety in persons affected by cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication and relationships between patients, loved ones, and healthcare team </li></ul><ul><li>Better decisions regarding illness treatment and management </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced feelings of well-being, support, and hope </li></ul><ul><li>Better access and persistence through treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in quality of life and in chances of recovery </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008
  10. 10. Psychosocial Support A Common Concern <ul><li>Goal: Improving health and social insurance systems </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Maximizing benefits of top quality medical care </li></ul><ul><li>ALL persons affected by cancer have psychosocial needs </li></ul><ul><li>WE MUST ADDRESS PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCERNS </li></ul><ul><li>Patients persist in their treatment… </li></ul><ul><li>… They improve their quality of life and enhance their chances of recovery </li></ul>Source: Cancer Care for the Whole Patient. National Academy of Sciences 2008

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