June 2012 VOL 3, NO 3

In the News, Patient Education and Assistance


Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS 

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 ]

Original Research

Implementation of a Theory-Based, Nonclinical Patient Navigator Program to Address Barriers in an Urban Cancer Center Setting

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH 

Abstract: Cancer patients face a myriad of psychosocial and practical issues. Especially challenging is the time from an initial diagnosis to the onset of treatment, and patient navigation services are [ Read More ]


Problems and Process in a Study Design—Lessons Learned

Carol Guarnieri, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNS 

Abstract: Healthcare professionals want to ensure that every patient receives quality care throughout the continuum of their cancer illness. In addition, many national organizations have challenged healthcare providers to provide [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Inspire Awareness Through Innovative Ideas

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS 

The summer months are often a period of time when there is less happening in the “cancer awareness” arena. For this reason, I want to challenge everyone to get the [ Read More ]