Breast Cancer Informed Consent Treatment Booklet Ordering Information The Breast Cancer Informed Consent Law (Michigan Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended by Public Act 195 of 1986 and Public Act 15 of 1989) requires Michigan physicians responsible for administering treatment to breast cancer patients to inform them about alternative methods of cancer treatment, including surgical, radiological, or chemotherapeutic treatments, or any other generally accepted medical treatment. This explanation should include discussing advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with each method of treatment and documented in the patient's medical record. For information on ordering a booklet that meets the requirements of the law, please refer to the Michigan Department of Community Health Breast Cancer Treatment Booklet Order Form(available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file).*
Cancer Family History Guide
The Cancer Family History Guide was created by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Public Health Genomics. This hand-held risk assessment tool is designed to identify patients at risk for two hereditary cancer syndromes: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome and Lynch syndrome (often called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or HNPCC). It can be used quickly by healthcare providers during limited clinic time. If a significant family history is reported, the guide indicates that: 1) a patient referral for genetic counseling and further evaluation is appropriate, and 2) increased screening and consideration of management options are indicated. MDCH is providing these guides with an instructional card to all Michigan healthcare providers free of charge. If you would like to know more about the Cancer Family History Guide, would like to disseminate it within your health system, or would like a copy for yourself, please contact Jenna McLosky at 517-335-8826 (e-mail: email@example.com) or visit https://migrc.org/Providers/Default.aspx. (link)
Clinician's Reference: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) for Colorectal Cancer Screening(available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file)*
This new 2-page resource is designed to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool blood testing. It explains stool blood testing in general, makes physicians aware of the differences between a guaiac-FOBT and an FIT, explains why different kinds of FOBTs are superior, and outlines some of the things that need to go into a stool blood testing screening program, if it is to be done in a quality way. The reference was developed with the assistance of members of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Professional Education and Practice Task Group.
The Michigan Physician Guide to End-of-Life Care www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/EOL__COMPLETE_317766_7.pdf (2010 update; available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file)*
In a collaborative effort, the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan State Medical Society Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the American Physicians Assurance Corporation created this 50-page booklet to help physicians, patients and families deal more effectively with dying and death. Chapters include: "Communication at the End of Life;" "Advance Care Planning;" "Pain and Other Physical Symptoms;" "Palliative Care;" "Withdrawing or Withholding Specific Treatments;" "Hospice: A Team Approach to Care;" and "Emotions, Spirituality and the Tasks of Dying."
Caring Conversations Workbook www.practicalbioethics.org/cpb.aspx?pgID=986(available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file)*
Originally produced by the Midwest Bioethics Center in Kansas City,
MO, this June 2003 publication includes adaptations for its use by Michigan
residents. The workbook is designed to help individuals and their families
share meaningful conversation while making practical preparations for
Caring Choices: A Guide to End-of-Life Decisions
and Care Published in 2002 by the Michigan Partnership for the Advancement
of End-of-Life Care, this guide is designed to help people to think
about what they want in end-of-life care, ask for what they need, and
understand some of the steps they need to take to make sure they receive
the care they desire. It is available in English,
Spanish and Arabic versions. To order it, contact the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan at 800-536-6300 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
It also has a link to the Michigan
End-of-Life Care Report to the Governor, August 2001
(available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file),* which includes the Commission's
recommended model state and institutional policies for end-of-life care.
It also includes the results of the Commission's survey on the availability
and cost of public and private insurance coverage for hospice services,
pain management, and palliative care.
Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults — more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enlist the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in examining pain as a public health problem. In this report, the IOM offers a blueprint for action in transforming prevention, care, education, and research, with the goal of providing relief for people with pain in America.
MCC Prostate Cancer Patient Educational Materials and Web Site (www.prostatecancerdecision.org)
The MCC Prostate Cancer Action Committee operates this site to help inform early prostate cancer patients. The site includes an easy-to-navigate Web version of the MCC booklet Making the Choice: Deciding What to Do About Early Stage Prostate Cancer, as well as an interactive tool that enables patients to determine five-year survival rates using their prostate specific antigen (PSA) test results, tumor state, and grade.
Web site visitors can download an Adobe Acrobat PDF English- , Spanish- , or Arabic-language version of the Making the Choice booklet. A link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF English-language version of the booklet as adapted by the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency in Shelton, WA, for use by members of five Northwest Tribes (Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish and Squaxin Island) is also included.
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