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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2017 Nov;33(4):402-414. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Sep 15.

Interprofessional Collaboration with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: the Roles of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To discuss immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy and identify opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in the management of toxicities in the areas of gastroenterology, endocrinology, and neurology.

DATA SOURCES:

Published research and education articles in oncology, nursing, and various specialties.

CONCLUSION:

The use of immune checkpoint inhibitors is expanding; timely management of toxicity is critical for positive patient outcomes. There are many opportunities for interprofessional collaboration in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-related adverse events.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Nurses play key roles in recognizing immune-related adverse events, providing patient education, and helping to facilitate interprofessional collaboration.

KEYWORDS:

immune checkpoint inhibitors; immunotherapy; interprofessional collaboration

PMID:
28927760
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2017.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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