For the Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set, a Holistic Needs Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information with the PATIENT and/or Carer/supporter in order to develop an understanding of what the person living with and beyond cancer knows, understands and needs.
- Identifies people who need help
- Provides an opportunity for the person to think through their needs and, together with their healthcare professional, to make a plan about how to best meet these
- Helps people to self-manage their condition
- Helps teams to target support and care efforts and work more efficiently by making appropriate and informed decisions.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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