Supportive care of patients with breast cancer: The role of the oncology social worker in India
Dimple Rajshekar Rai, Dr. Janet Parameshwara, Dr. Sandesh KS
The prevalence of breast cancer in India and around the world has been rising in the recent past. The role that the healthcare sector plays in dealing with the disease has become more significant. The healthcare providers, for example, are required to provide support to the patients and their families during and after the treatment for the disease. This group of health workers includes oncology social workers whose role is to work with the oncology team to assist patients in the described ways. This essay analyzes the role of oncology social workers in India in dealing with breast cancer.
Dimple Rajshekar Rai, Dr. Janet Parameshwara, Dr. Sandesh KS. Supportive care of patients with breast cancer: The role of the oncology social worker in India. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 688-689