The “Best Onco Care For Me” project improves recovery for cancer patients and reduces chronic disability during and following treatment by empowering patients to take part in a shared decision making process around their care with their oncologists, general practitioners, and dietitians in hospitals and communities
There are more than 100,000 new cancer patients every year in the Netherlands, and an increasing number of them suffer from chronic disabilities, requiring continuous attention. In addition, after treatment a lot of patient end up regretting their treatment choices and journey.
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Nutricia and NFK co-created the “Best Onco Care For Me” project to drive and facilitate the practical implementation of patient empowerment and self-management, and to facilitate the new role of oncology nurses and general practitioners. The project creates a Ministry of Health-accredited educational program for general practitioners and nurses, specialist and dietitians.
The “Best Onco Care” project empowers Health Care professionals around shared decision making, leading them towards an approach focused on patient outcomes. This project promotes a new approach for a better recovery and contributes to patient empowerment and compliance to treatment.
Expected number health care professionals trained
Expected number of patients empowered in their cancer recovery journey