1. Stanton, Marietta PhD, RN, CMAC, NEA, BC, CCM
  2. Franco, Gina MSN, NP-C
  3. Scoggins, Reggie RN


Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the case management needs of older and elderly adults. The specific aim was to describe the results of a survey distributed to cancer survivors, asking them to respond to questions about their specific needs. The survey targeted the physical, psychosocial, social, and spiritual needs.


Primary Practice Setting: Outpatient setting, outreach program.


Findings/Conclusions: Fatigue, fear of reoccurrence, and sleep disturbances were of the greatest concern to the older and elderly cancer survivor.


Implications for Case Management Practice: Case managers dealing with elderly cancer survivors can target these needs in terms of transitions from inpatient to outpatient care and beyond into the survivorship period.