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Category IV: Original Research on Navigation Programs

Category IV: Original Research on Navigation Programs, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

26. American Cancer Society (ACS) Patient Navigation Program: Who Are We Serving? What Services Are Provided?

Monica Dean, BS; Lynne S. Padgett, PhD
Health Systems, Cancer Control, American Cancer Society 

Objective: Since its inception in 2005, ACS patient navigators have reached over 500,000 patients at hospital sites across the country. The goal of this program is to reduce barriers to [ Read More ]

Category IV: Original Research on Navigation Programs, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

27. Do Patient Navigators Improve Cancer Care Utilization Behaviors? A Meta-Analysis

Sobia Ali-Faisal, PhD1; Tracey J. F. Colella, RN, PhD2; Naomi Medina-Jaudes1; Lisa Benz Scott, PhD3
1Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; 2Toronto Rehab/University Health Network; 3Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NY 

Objectives: Patient navigation (PN) interventions are increasingly used in cancer care research and practice with unclear results regarding their effectiveness. Meta-analyses are a powerful tool to determine the effectiveness of [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Category IV: Original Research on Navigation Programs, Seventh Annual AONN+ Conference Abstracts

28. The Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator: Measuring the Impact on Coordinated Care Delivery – Results After the First Year

Sharon Inzetta, RN, MS, CBCN, CN-BN
Summa Health System Akron City Hospital Breast Center, Akron, OH 

Objectives: Access, timeliness, patient satisfaction, and outmigration for breast care delivery were all identified as areas for process improvements in our community hospital breast center. In 2015, a dedicated imaging [ Read More ]