October 2012 VOL 3, NO 5

Nurse Navigation


In February 2012, MindStream Education1 held a conference in Orlando, Florida, titled “Best Practices in Oncology Nurse Navigation.” The conference was co-chaired by Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, a professor [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

AONN Moving Forward

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

Dear Colleague, I want to begin by telling all of you how honored and proud I am to have been asked to serve as the Program Director for the Academy [ Read More ]

Side-Effects Management

Helping Your Patients Manage Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Rosalie Canosa, LCSW-R 

Introduction As healthcare professionals who work with people living with cancer, we often see patients when they are most vulnerable. For many patients, their moments of greatest vulnerability are at [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics, Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation: Defining Metrics That Support and Justify the Nurse Navigator Position

Ana Rosa Espinosa, DNP, MBA, RN, OCN 

Patient navigation emerged 2 decades ago, with numerous articles reporting cancer care outcomes from the patient perspective, but its effect on improving organizational outcomes requires further research.1 However, according to [ Read More ]

Nurse Navigation

The Impact of Nurse Navigation on the Patient Experience

Jean A. McDonald, RN, MS 

We recognize that a diagnosis of cancer can be a life-changing event, with the journey from diagnosis to survivorship, and perhaps to end-of-life care, filled with fear, challenges, and uncertainties.1-3 [ Read More ]