Priority 5 from the Living With and Beyond Cancer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the short-term and long-term psychological impacts of cancer and its treatment and what are the most effective ways of supporting the psychological wellbeing of all people living with and beyond cancer, their carers and families? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0073/5
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Who is a patients first point of contact after their treatment has finished? ~ What psychological support helps people and their carers transition to living with cancer. ~ Following the completion of treatment, how many patients feel cast adrift and isolated, as the regular contact with health professionals drops off to some degree? ~ How does ending of treatment effect expectations of survivors ~ What is the most effective way of supporting cancer patients post hospital discharge? ~ How can UK support people and their carers throiugh investigation diagnosis and treatment without them feeling abandoned at the end of active treatment. Hospices   Often left to pick up the pieces ~ What interventions would help people coming to the end of treatment prepare for adjusting to life with and beyond cancer?  
Submitted by Individual survey submissions categorised by Healthcare professional, Patient, Relative/Carer, Other, and Unknown.  For full details of the type of submitter for each individual question, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0073
PSP name Living With and Beyond Cancer
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 54  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 11 June 2018