Heather Stern, RN, BSN, CNOR, OCN Ms Stern described her institution’s navigator program, which includes 8 disease site–specific navigators (7 RNs and 1 PA), an outreach nurse navigator, a Pacific [ Read More ]
December 2012 VOL 3, NO 6
Gynecologic Cancer Navigation
This session was a networking opportunity for gynecology navigators to share their best practices concerning receiving referrals, interacting with referring physicians and their staff, self-promotion, and patient programs.
Issues such as job security, navigation barriers, professional standing in the medical community, available resources, patient follow-through, survivorship plans, and additional activities such as creating blogs and publishing articles were discussed.
- Navigators need to be familiar with local community and national resources for patients with cancer and with local and national offices of the American Cancer Society
- Navigators need to know what in-house resources are available to patients, eg, support groups, nutritional counseling