Personalized Cancer Care Plans in the Age of "Dr. Google"
Ann Culkin, R.N., O.C.N.
Ann Culkin, R.N., O.C.N, an oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the importance of patient-centered care in the age of the internet.
Culkin generally asks worried patients and their loved ones to stay off the internet, because "Dr. Google," a term referring to diagnoses and information patients get from search engines, can often create worry and fear. To mitigate this, it is imperative to revert back to personalized medicine and helping patients understand their individual diagnosis.