The Independent Specialty Medical Advocate Model of Patient Navigation and Intermediate Health Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Sharon M. Bigelow, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Ewan K. Cobran, PhD, Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, Yesenia Merino, MPH, Beth Roach, MSA
The authors present findings from their study aiming to examine the associations between the Independent Specialty Medical Advocate model of patient navigation and intermediate patient health outcomes in newly diagnosed patients.
Community navigators help those with an unequal burden of cancer, which is often heaviest among racial/ethnic minorities, patients with lower socioeconomic status, and residents of rural areas who do not have equal access to healthcare systems and do not always receive timely, standard care when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.
Patient Navigation Effectiveness on Improving Cancer Screening Rates: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
The authors present the results of an analysis of the evidence for patient navigation effectiveness to improve cancer screening rates.
Dr Burhansstipanov emphasized the importance of coordination between NPNs and nurse navigators. “Our navigators have worked beautifully with nurse navigators,” she said at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators 7th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation: Developing a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) Adapted to the Veteran Population
The CNA will allow the LSCVAMC to identify barriers to cancer care and potential areas for improvement to ensure continuous quality improvement and access for our veterans with cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigation Program: Who Are We Serving? What Services Are Provided?
The objective of this project is to present a nationwide picture of the ACS navigation program, using newly standardized reporting.