Roxanne Parker, RN, MSN, CPN Jessie Schol, RN, BSN, OCN Karyl Blaseg, RN, MSN, OCN This moderated panel discussion included representatives of office-based, academic, and community hospital–based settings. Each presenter [ 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
Linda W. Ferris, BA, MA, PhD Dr Ferris presented an overview of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), which represents 50 professional organizations with a goal to [ Read More ]