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A Literature Review of the Navigator Role: Redefining the Job Description

JoAnn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN, OCN (1); Donald D. Kautz, RN, PhD, CRRN, CNE, ACNS-BC (2) 

Abstract: Patient navigation as a care coordination model continues to evolve. With no standard credentials, titles, training, or job descriptions, navigation programs are as varied as the people who perform [ Read More ]

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The Effect of Navigator Intervention on the Continuity of Care and Patient Satisfaction of Patients With Cancer

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG 

Nurses serving in the role of navigator can be instrumental in addressing the barriers of timely access to care, implementing interventions to reduce disparities, and improving overall patient satisfaction with [ Read More ]

Nurse Navigation, Patient Navigation, Review

The Effect of Different Types of Navigators on Patient Outcomes

Sheri McVay, BSN, RN 

Patient navigators are widely used to guide patients through the healthcare maze, providing education, financial networking, expert clinical judgment, emotional support, timely access, and continuity of care. This review examines [ Read More ]

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Current State of Care Transitions and Cancer Survivorship

Danelle Johnston, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN 

Introduction: A review of the literature was done to evaluate the current evidence regarding the barriers that influence the transition of care in cancer survivorship and impact patient quality of [ Read More ]

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Helping Your Patients Manage Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Rosalie Canosa, LCSW-R 

Introduction As healthcare professionals who work with people living with cancer, we often see patients when they are most vulnerable. For many patients, their moments of greatest vulnerability are at [ Read More ]

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and NCCN Member Institutions

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

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a nonprofit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers. With the contributions of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops [ Read More ]

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Beyond the Shock: An Online Resource From the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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

The mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. The goals of the foundation include increasing [ Read More ]

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Maintenance Therapy For Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Improving outcomes for patients with non– small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is particularly relevant because NSCLC accounts for 85% of all cases of lung cancer.1 In the appropriate patients with [ Read More ]

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Maintenance Therapy For Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Contributions By Loretta Fala 

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.1,2 An estimated 221,520 people (115,750 men and 105,770 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the lung [ Read More ]