April 2015, VOL 6, NO 2


Letters from Lillie

Defining the Navigator Role

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

Happy spring! I hope that everyone is thawing out from a long, cold winter and is ready to enjoy spring. Get outside and reenergize yourselves! This issue of the Journal [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Britta Newcomer, RN, BSN, OCN

Britta Newcomer, RN, BSN, OCN 

The house was dark and silent in the early morning hours of that mid-October day in 1978. Just 6 weeks into the University of South Florida (USF) nursing program, today [ Read More ]

Patient Navigation

Core Competencies for Oncology Patient Navigators

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA (1); Anne Willis, MA (2); Leah Masselink, PhD (3) 

Background: Patient navigators have become critical members of the healthcare team; however, a need exists to provide more clarity around roles across navigator types and to develop competencies to help [ Read More ]

Nurse Navigation, Review

A Literature Review of the Navigator Role: Redefining the Job Description

JoAnn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN, OCN (1); Donald D. Kautz, RN, PhD, CRRN, CNE, ACNS-BC (2) 

Abstract: Patient navigation as a care coordination model continues to evolve. With no standard credentials, titles, training, or job descriptions, navigation programs are as varied as the people who perform [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

Navigator Shares Perspectives on Psychosocial Support

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship had the opportunity to speak with Virginia Vai- tones, MSW, OSW-C, at the fifth annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

Navigator Discusses Patient Needs, Barriers to Care

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship had the opportunity to speak with Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, at the fifth annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Getting Active, Staying Active

Angela Long 

We hear more and more from the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the importance of physical activity for cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, and optimal quality of life before, during, [ Read More ]

Conference News

Colorectal Cancer Survivors Frequently Report Bowel Dysfunction

Chase Doyle 

According to a recent assessment of bowel dysfunction–related needs, the hardships for colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors continue long after leaving the operating room, and survivors desire more information and strategies [ Read More ]

Clinical Trials Tracker

Clinical Trials Under Way in Prostate Cancer, Brain Cancer

The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with cancer for inclusion in several investigations. Each trial description includes the NLM Identifier to use as reference with ClinicalTrials.gov. PROSTATE CANCER [ Read More ]