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Patient Education and Assistance

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 ]

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 2013 Fourth Annual Meeting Coverage, 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 ]