December 2017 VOL 8, NO 12


Letters from Lillie

Reflections on 2017 and Great Expectations for 2018

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG,
The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins,
Baltimore, MD

 

Dear Colleague, On behalf of all of us at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), it is my [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

The Art of Effective Navigation: Details That Lead to Success

An Interview with Amy Jo Pixley, MSN, RN, OCN, of Lancaster General Health

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) covers all aspects of navigation, from peer- reviewed presentations of original navigation research to the value of instituting a navigation program; from [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Original Research

Where Fear Begins: The Effect of a Nurse Navigator Home Visit to Decrease Distress in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

Ruth Smith, DNP, RN, CN-BN1; Sarah E. Mannle, DNP, FNP-C2; Kae R. Livsey, MPH, PhD, RN2; Elizabeth Tait, PhD2; John C. Rossitch, MD1
1Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, Concord, NC; 2Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 

Background: Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer face overwhelming distress and fear, often due to a deficit of knowledge about the disease and expectations regarding a cancer diagnosis. Research shows [ Read More ]

Supportive Care

Brief Intervention Helps Advanced Cancer Patients Cope

A brief psychological intervention called Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM), specifically developed for people with advanced/metastatic cancer, reduced depressive symptoms and reduced the chances of developing depression compared with [ Read More ]

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Key Concern for Women Cancer Patients

Although sexual health is not always addressed in discussions with female cancer patients, it is of great concern to many. There are reliable tools for assessment of sexual health and [ Read More ]