December 2013 VOL 4, NO 6

The Patient's Voice

Commentary: A Nurse’s Voice

Penny Widmaier, RN, MSN 

It has always been my opinion that nurses are often expected to be the healthcare professionals who “do everything.” After much frustration with this over the years, I have come [ Read More ]

The Patient's Voice

The Devil Is in the Details


If I had to grade my oncology nurses, I would give them, as a group, an A+. They have saved my life, cleaned my privates, kept me company, rejoiced with [ Read More ]

Patient Navigation

Development of a Framework for Patient Navigation: Delineating Roles Across Navigator Types

Anne Willis, MA1; Elisabeth Reed, MPA1; Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA1; Heather Kapp, MPH, LICSW1; Elizabeth Hatcher, RN, BSN1; Virginia Vaitones, MSW, OSW-C2; Stacy Collins, MSW3; Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C4; Etta-Cheri Washington5 [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Nurse Navigation, Survivorship

Cancer Program Standards 2012 R 1.2 Navigation and Survivorship: What’s Happening in the Field?

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—The keynote address of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) was delivered by Linda W. Ferris, PhD. Dr Ferris is vice [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights

Six Posters Take Top Honors at AONN+ Conference

Category I: Patient Education Improving Patient Readiness for Initial Chemotherapy Using a Nurse-Based Prehabilitation Teaching Protocol Deanna Xistris, APRN, AOCN Stamford Hospital/Bennett Cancer Center In her poster, Deanna Xistris described [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 

I have traveled the road to nurse navigation via roles of a CNA, staff nurse, patient educator, clinical trial site coordinator, clinical manager, and case manager at the same hospital [ Read More ]

Tools and Resources

Patient Resources from Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

Side Effects Tracker Tool: This is a working guidebook specific for the drug Ixempra, that provides the various side effects the drug can cause as well as how to potentially [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letters From Lillie

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

Dear Reader, Happy Holidays to everyone, and Happy New Year from everyone at AONN+! We hope that the New Year is a happy and healthy one for you and your [ Read More ]