The American Brain Tumor Association is here as your partner in care. As a professional working in the brain tumor community, you are already dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality care to brain tumor patients and their families. Let the ABTA help enhance that care by providing supplemental and meaningful resources for your patients and their caregivers.
Through the ABTA you can also:
- Order publications for patients. We provide publications on all major brain tumor types, a Brain Tumor Dictionary and a guide book called About Brain Tumors: A Primer for Patients and Caregivers, as well as publications on treatments including chemotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiation therapy, and more.
- Attend an upcoming support group facilitator mentoring session to learn how to start or lead a group while earning continuing education credits.
- Watch a previously recorded webinar or register for an upcoming program on various brain tumor-related topics and share with your patients to explain where treatment is heading.
- Just released: Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guidelines.
- The ABTA’s new Brain Tumor Support Group Facilitator Training Program provides tools for clinical and nonclinical support group leaders to meet the unique needs and challenges of brain tumor patients and caregivers in communities nationwide.
The ABTA understands health care professionals treat brain tumor patients in many ways through the trajectory of their disease, including with palliative care services. Palliative care can be used starting at diagnosis, and while it includes things like end of life hospice services, palliative care starts much earlier than that to provide improved quality of life throughout the trajectory of the disease. In this position statement by the Oncology Nursing Society, they share their firm belief that every cancer patient should have access to Palliative Care Services. Health care professionals should work as a team to carry out palliative care, as it is critical to optimal quality of life in every phase of the cancer journey. Click here to read the full position statement and click here for more information about palliative care from the ABTA.
We are here to provide the tools to help you build relationships as one of our partners in care. For more information, additional resources or questions, please call our CareLine at (800) 886-ABTA (2282) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org