Pamela Matten, RN, BSN, OCN Ms Matten observed that thoracic oncology navigation is in its infancy, and thoracic oncology navigators are therefore in the position of being able to develop [ Read More ]
December 2012 VOL 3, NO 6
Panel Discussion: Building Optimal Community Outreach— Lay and Community
Three models of navigation—academic, community based, and lay—were discussed by Ms Sellers. Ms Beck discussed the special needs of Pacific Islanders involving colorectal cancer education, screening, and navigation. She also showed how a standard cancer care continuum road map could be modified to an ideal road map in light of her institution’s clinical–community partnership by including cultural sensitivity, identification and provision of resources, education, families, and support groups. Ms Denton defined patient navigation from a social work perspective and discussed the American Cancer Society Community and Hospital Partnership program.
Lauren Kelley, MSW, MPA Adrienne Lofton, RN, MSN Ms Kelley described Project Access–New Haven, a volunteer, community-based program that uses a best-practice model to increase access to care for underserved [ Read More ]