Category I: Patient Education

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

1. Chemotherapy Education Prior to the First Day of Therapy Improves Patient Knowledge

Shari M. Bates, BSN, RN, OCN, CCM
UW Medicine Valley Medical Center, Cancer Support Services, Renton, WA 

Background: Cancer patients experience high rates of anxiety connected to their diagnosis and treatments.1 Education related to side effect management strategies, treatment day expectations, and the infusion environment decrease fear [ Read More ]

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

2. Developing the First Global Breast Cancer Education Campaign: Findings on Patient Knowledge and Effective Communication Design

Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont, PhD
WorldwideBreastCancer.com 

Background: Each year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2016). In resource-poor settings, most are diagnosed at an advanced stage, with survival rates ranging [ Read More ]

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

3. How Patient and Caregiver Informational and Psychosocial Needs Are Being Met in Practice: Results from a National Melanoma Survey

Claire Saxton, MBA; Marni Amsellem, PhD; Rhea Suarez
Cancer Support Community, Washington, DC 

Objectives: Cancer patients and caregivers often have significant psychosocial and informational needs. Many healthcare providers and navigators make referrals to educational and support resources, but how well are the concerns [ Read More ]

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

4. Identifying Gaps in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Knowledge and Their Communication Experiences with Healthcare Professionals

Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont, PhD1; Katherine Crawford-Gray, MBA, MSc2
1WorldwideBreastCancer.com; 2Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance 

Objectives: When patients are told they have metastatic breast cancer (MBC), it’s very difficult for them to absorb and interpret what is being told to them at the time of [ Read More ]

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

5. The Role of the Navigator in the Oral Chemotherapy Process: Ensuring Compliance and Patient Safety

Terra Dillard, RN; Alison Hammond, BS; Patricia Hegedus, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN; Lyndsey McGrath, RPh; Christina Sloan, MSN, RN, OCN
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC 

Objectives: The management and monitoring of oral chemotherapy is complex. Components include documentation of the oral chemotherapy plan, education, adherence, and monitoring for toxicities. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s [ Read More ]

Category I: Patient Education, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

6. Using the Power of Design to More Effectively Communicate with Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients, the “Dandelion Toolkit”

Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont, PhD1; Katherine Crawford-Gray, MBA, MSc2
1WorldwideBreastCancer.com; 2Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance 

Background: Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients receive an overwhelming amount of information at the time of diagnosis, with most of the information transferred through oral conversations and abstract medical terminology [ Read More ]