Day 6: Holistic Analysis of the Oncology Industry

Series: 13 days of Oncology with Kishan Sivakumar

In the well-developed oncology setting, there are specific difficulties incorporated in the field. Since the medicinal field is entirely dependent on the services to patients, there can be grievances in physical therapy and barriers to service development. These obstacles can broadly negatively impact the development of the oncology industry.

In physical therapy for oncology, there are certain hurdles to overcome for efficient and effective solutions. Patients had significant complaints that the multidisciplinary organizations involved in the healthcare portion of treatment needed to be made aware of the parameters of the field. Furthermore, chemotherapy patients noted a lack of awareness prior to participating in the treatment or a lack of knowledge of the process. Many individuals involved in such clinical trials need to be aware of the daily activities they can still commence. Ultimately, this lack of awareness can cause a newfound reluctance in patients to conduct specific therapies, as physical therapists in oncology cannot communicate their rehabilitation necessities. An individual needs a complete understanding of the entire therapy in oncology to avoid jumping to conclusions when assuming the possible risks and health factors. This reluctance and hesitation can cause a decline in the number of patients and participants in clinical trials, which can profoundly affect data for the field. With a lack of data, the progress for treatment can slow even further, affecting the growth of the oncology industry. Since medicinal industries rely on patients, they need to communicate the full details of the specific therapy.

A lack of service development in the oncological industry can help the growth of the medical industry. Due to barriers in communication and support, participants struggled with the effectiveness of relationships with the community at cancer centers. Many individuals in such centers wished that physical therapists would invest more time and effort in aiding the quality of life for those in care through the wide range of resources that can facilitate a greater understanding. This need for proper relationships affects the overall services that a therapist can provide to patients. Without knowledge of the services critical to the patient, there can be significant effects on healing and social care for individuals participating. Thus, a proper community should be formed in cancer centers to incorporate patients and participants for a cohesive flow of information through communication. An ideal relationship can result in a more significant promotion and a better image for the industry. A proper environment for patients can be a barrier to effective rehabilitation. It is vital for this communication in a variety of settings in medical industries, as that is the only way to provide valuable treatment information.

There are diverse factors involved in creating a complex oncological industry, with effective relationships and communication. For a proper community, there should be no pre-existing difficulties in physical therapy and service development in oncology. Since the overall specialization is around the incorporation of patients, the industry’s image also relies on management’s effectiveness. The entire field has a foundation that derives from the holistic nature of a complex, growing industry.

Source:
Brennan, Louise, et al. “Physical Therapists in Oncology Settings: Experiences in Delivering
Cancer Rehabilitation Services, Barriers to Care, and Service Development Needs.” PTJ:
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal, vol. 102, no. 3, Mar. 2022, pp. 1i+. Gale In
Context: High School, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A716697561/SUIC?u=j043905011&sid=bookmark-SUIC&xid=83017c9e.

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Kishan Sivakumar

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