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Using the Lessons of COVID-19 to Improve Access to Physical Therapists for People With Cancer

Using the Lessons of COVID-19 to Improve Access to Physical Therapists for People With Cancer COMMENTARY Using the Lessons of COVID-19 to Improve Access to Physical Therapists for People With Cancer 1,2 3 4,5 Christopher A. Barnes, PT, DPT ; Jerry Durham, PT ; Paul C. LaStayo, PT, PhD 1 2 PhD Candidate, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Physical Therapist, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Founder/CEO, The Client Experience Company; Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT THE PAST THE PRESENT The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for peo- Care for people with cancer and cancer survivors ple around the world, with particularly severe effects in the is currently being delivered in a highly chaotic environ- United States. In addition to the suffering of people with ment. Quarantine protocols vary by region and locality the virus, and strains placed upon health systems, there has and shift unpredictably over time. In this environment, been widespread disruption in health care, with near-total patients and PTs/PTAs must weigh the risk of COVID- cessation of nonessential clinic and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Using the Lessons of COVID-19 to Improve Access to Physical Therapists for People With Cancer

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2020 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000232
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Using the Lessons of COVID-19 to Improve Access to Physical Therapists for People With Cancer 1,2 3 4,5 Christopher A. Barnes, PT, DPT ; Jerry Durham, PT ; Paul C. LaStayo, PT, PhD 1 2 PhD Candidate, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Physical Therapist, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Founder/CEO, The Client Experience Company; Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT THE PAST THE PRESENT The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for peo- Care for people with cancer and cancer survivors ple around the world, with particularly severe effects in the is currently being delivered in a highly chaotic environ- United States. In addition to the suffering of people with ment. Quarantine protocols vary by region and locality the virus, and strains placed upon health systems, there has and shift unpredictably over time. In this environment, been widespread disruption in health care, with near-total patients and PTs/PTAs must weigh the risk of COVID- cessation of nonessential clinic and

Journal

Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 10, 2020

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