June 2013 VOL 4, NO 3


Original Research

Systematic Assessment of Cancer Patient Navigation in Appalachia

Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS; BEsty Aumiller, MEd, DEd; Brenda C. Kluhsman, PhD, MSS; Marcyann Bencivenga, BA; Christopher Louis, MHA; Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH; Electra D. Paskett, PhD; Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH 

Background: Patient navigation (PN) has been proposed to address disparities in cancer mortality. Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate and limited access to [ Read More ]

Patient Navigation

Spanning Boundaries: System Dynamics, Externalities, and Patient Navigation

Christopher Louis, MHA, PhD(c); Jonathan Clark, MS, PhD; Katelyn Holmes, BS; Betsy Aumiller, MEd, DEd; Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS 

Background: Patient navigation (PN) has emerged as a possible strategy to bridge gaps, overcome barriers, reduce delays, and improve outcomes across the cancer care continuum. However, we lack an explicit [ Read More ]

Patient Resources

Resources of Potential Benefit to You and to the Patients You Navigate- Part 2 of 5

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

Continuing with our series of various unbranded offerings provided by pharmaceuticals and other companies that provide diagnostics and treatments for cancer patients, this list below comes from Merck: Resources: Eating [ Read More ]

Letters from Lillie

Letters from Lillie June 2013

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

Dear Reader, Although it may be summer, which is known for being a time that employees take vacations, we all know that there is no vacation for our patients who [ Read More ]