Emerging Importance of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments in Communicating with Your Health Care Team

Multiple Myeloma CancerCare Connect Education Workshops show

Summary: * Overview of Your Health Care Team: Who Are the Members of Your Health Care Team * The Importance of Communication, in the Context of COVID-19 * Emerging Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, in the Context of COVID-19 * Tips to Improve Communication with Your Health Care Team * Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Do You Have the Needed Technology: Working with Your Doctor’s Office to Set-Up Needed Technology Before Your Appointment * Who to Include in These Appointments - Family Members, Partner, Long Distance Caregivers * Determining Three Key Questions at the Start of Your Appointment * Discussing Your Treatment Options, Side Effect/Pain Management & Clinical Trial Options * How Your Other Chronic Illnesses May Impact Your Cancer Treatment: Reducing Harmful Drug Interactions * Discussion of Adherence: Taking Your Treatment on Schedule * Your Follow-Up Appointments, Care & Questions between Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments * Who to Contact Evenings, Weekends & Holidays, with Their Contact Information * Balancing Your Quality of Life with Your Healthcare Needs * Questions for Our Panel of Experts