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Managing cancer patients care during the COVID-19 outbreak: a literature investigate

Yasemın Özyer (Medical Services and Techniques Department, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey)
Safiye Yanmış (Department Internal Medicine Nursing, Erzincan Binali Yildirim University, Erzincan, Turkey)

International Journal of Emergency Services

ISSN: 2047-0894

Article publication date: 3 November 2020

Issue publication date: 6 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This review, which was created specifically for cancer care by reviewing the literature, was prepared to provide suggestions for determining the current difficulties in cancer care during COVID-19 outbreak and managing these difficulties. It is thought that this review can contribute to the identification of deficiencies related to the subject, to create interest in this issue in our country and in the world and to guide patients in the care during the COVID-19 pandemic process.

Design/methodology/approach

The literature search was carried out using the following electronic seven databases. Search terms used included: “COVID-19”, “management of cancer care” and “cancer care”. Articles meeting the following criteria were included in the current review: articles published in English, articles published in peer-reviewed journals and articles and guidelines published in 2020, articles suggesting management of cancer care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Findings

The findings suggest that new guidelines need to be created to assess the level of problems in cancer treatment and in hospital, to respond appropriately with the best available resources during COVID-19 outbreak.

Originality/value

This paper seeks to provide suggestions for determining the current difficulties in cancer care during COVID-19 outbreak and managing these difficulties. By doing so, it is believed the suggestions presented will contribute significantly to the quality of cancer care during COVID-19 outbreak.

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Acknowledgements

There is no acknowledgements and funding included to this study.

Citation

Özyer, Y. and Yanmış, S. (2021), "Managing cancer patients care during the COVID-19 outbreak: a literature investigate", International Journal of Emergency Services, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-06-2020-0031

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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