June 2012 VOL 3, NO 3

In the News, Patient Education and Assistance PAF – PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION

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

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, ONN-CG 

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 ]