KeypointsInterviewing current and former patients and chairmen of patient associations;Using the eight‐dimension Picker model as a theoretical framework;Analysing 34 needs and preferences relevant for integrated HNC care;Personalized care crucial in integrated HNC according to patients and chairmen;Enhancing patient‐centred care by responding better to the needs and preferences.INTRODUCTIONHead and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cause of cancer worldwide. HNC and its treatment have a significant impact on a patient's well‐being as HNCs grow relatively quickly in an anatomically and functionally complex area. Patients often experience problems with speech, swallowing and physical disfiguration due to treatment. In addition, they often suffer from psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and social problems, such as relationship difficulties with their partner and family members, and loss of work. Therefore, HNC care is complex, requiring medical specialists and allied health professionals to collaborate throughout the entire healthcare process from the diagnostic phase until the surveillance phase. A strategy for better coordination of services across the entire care continuum with optimal alignment and collaboration of all disciplines is required.Nowadays, providing patient‐centred care is an essential component of high‐quality integrated care. Responding to the needs and preferences of patients for the delivery of
Clinical Otolaryngology – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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