Barriers to Care

Barriers to Care

Lost in Translation? Use an Interpreter

When non–English-speaking patients seek medical care, interpreters can play an important role in facilitating an accurate exchange of information, but along with the benefits, there can be pitfalls, explained Phyllis [ Read More ]

Barriers to Care, Original Research

The Relationships Between Psychosocial Factors and Group Cohesion in African American Women with Breast Cancer

Pearman D. Parker Hayne, MPH, RN, BSN1; Swann Arp Adams, PhD2; Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN1
1College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2College of Nursing, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Purpose: Nurse navigators and other nurses working with cancer survivors often lead patient and family support groups. An important component of a successful group is group climate, the relationships formed [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Barriers to Care

The Development of Navigation Tools to Assess Medical and Social Barriers to Care

Laura Beaupre, RN, BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC 

Background: The role of the registered nurse patient navigator at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is to educate and support people diagnosed with cancer through the continuum of care. The [ Read More ]

Barriers to Care

Breaking Down Barriers to Care Can Ease Cancer Patients’ Burden

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN, CBEC, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 

When facing one of the most difficult challenges of their lives, many cancer patients and their families also have to deal with overwhelming barriers to care. Having a navigator to [ Read More ]