Patient Education and Assistance

2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, Patient Education and Assistance, Side-Effects Management

Nurse-Led Pain Education Reduces Pain Intensity in Patients with Painful Bone Metastases

In patients undergoing radiation therapy for painful bone metastases, results from a multicenter randomized trial suggest that pain management education may reduce pain intensity. According to data presented at the [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Patient Advocacy/Empowerment, Patient Education and Assistance

The Importance of Health Literacy in Patients with Cancer

Poor health literacy leads to poor health outcomes, according to Carla Schaefer, BSN, RN, OCN, Associate Director of Nursing Infusion Services at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. But helping [ Read More ]

Patient Assistant Profiler, Patient Education and Assistance

Real-World Experience with Taiho Oncology Patient Support for Lonsurf® (trifluridine and tipiracil)

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Shifting the Cost Burden for Patients with Cancer As the costs associated with cancer care continue to escalate, all key stakeholders—healthcare providers, private and government payers, and patients—strive to balance [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Breast Cancer, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Breast Cancer, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Breast Cancer, Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Patient Education and Assistance

Category I: Patient Education

Top B1. Encouraging and Supporting Educational Events for Young Women with Breast Cancer in Their Local Community: The Young Empowered Survivors Fund B2. Evidenced-Based Approach to Adolescent and Young Adult [ Read More ]

Patient Assistant Profiler, Patient Education and Assistance

Overview of Onyx 360 Patient Assistance Program

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

As costs of cancer care continue to escalate,1 all stakeholders—healthcare providers, private and government payers, and patients—are compelled to identify strategies that balance high-quality cancer care with cost-efficiency. Patients in [ Read More ]

Patient Assistant Profiler

Nurse Navigator Perspective

Tina Scherer, RN, MSN, OCN 

The Christiana Care Health System has delivered cutting-edge cancer care to the Delaware tristate area since 1940, when it opened Delaware’s first cancer clinic at the Memorial Hospital. Memorial was [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

Imbruvica YOU&i Access Program and Support for Patients

This article is the first in a series of 5 articles to run in The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship on patient assistance programs. The information below—highlighting an assistance [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Patient Education and Assistance

Category I: Patient Education

Using a Financial Assistance Program as a Gateway to Support and Education for Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors Catherine Creme Henry, MA; Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, CHES Living Beyond Breast Cancer [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Community Outreach and Prevention, Nurse Navigation, Patient Education and Assistance

Community Needs and Navigation

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—In order to ensure high-quality patient-­centered healthcare, oncology navigators must know patients’ needs and understand the factors that influence whether and how those needs are met. Systematic assessment of [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

Category I: Patient Education

Developing Culturally Relevant Breast Cancer Resources—Getting Connected: African-Americans Living Beyond Breast Cancer Catherine Creme Henry, MA1; Arin Ahlum Hanson, MPH, CHES1; Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN2; Janine Guglielmino, MA1 1Living [ Read More ]

In the News, Patient Education and Assistance

www.PatientAdvocate.org PAF – PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) states that their mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare, including medical debt crisis, insurance access [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

The Use of Interval Education in the Navigation of Breast Cancer Patients

Jane Zubia, RN, OCN, CBPN I-C; 

Background: Feedback from breast cancer survivors via survey followed by a focus group revealed that the information given to them as newly diagnosed breast cancer patients was overwhelming—too much information, [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

Education to Create Well-Informed Patients in a Women-Only Hospital Setting

Carol Paschall, RN; 

Background: At St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, we realized that patients were having trouble navigating the system, especially breast and surgical patients. In the past, breast patients were sent to our [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

Patient Navigators Can Provide Education for Cancer Patients Effectively Regarding Treatment Compliance and Available Support Services If Standard Operating Procedures and Treatment Algorithms Are in Place

Katie A. Finn, PN 

Background: Patient navigators (PNs) have become valued members of the cancer multidisciplinary team as they help patients work their way through diagnosis and treatment, and into survivorship. Our PN model [ Read More ]

Patient Education and Assistance

From Clinical Trials to Commercial Use: A Nurse Navigation Strategy to Promote Early Intervention and Consistent Management of Adverse Reactions in the Outpatient Setting

Eileen Dehm, RN, BSN 

Background: The clinical foundation of most academic medical centers is their clinical trials. These highly regulated programs offer controlled access to investigational drugs to patients who have failed standard-of-care therapy. [ Read More ]