February 2017 VOL 8, NO 2

February 2017 VOL 8, NO 2 | Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship

Letters from Lillie

For the Love of Navigation: Finding Balance to Ensure Best Practices

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

  Dear Navigators, Each February we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to honor those we love. I think it appropriate to also honor the love we give. When you selected [ Read More ]

Interview with the Innovators

Prevention Is the Key to Bone Health in Patients with Prostate Cancer
An interview with The Urology Group, Cincinnati, OH

Pamela Skurkay, BSN, RN, CPAN, CURN, has been a certified perianesthesia nurse since 1986 and a certified urology nurse since 2009, Clinical Manager for Physician Office, Bladder Control Center, CyberKnife [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics

Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators Announces Standardized Navigation Metrics

Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS, Manager, Oncology Solutions, LLC, Decatur, GA;
Elaine Sein, RN, BSN, CBCN, Consultant;
Danelle Johnston, MSN, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, Director, Oncology Navigation, Sarah Cannon, Austin texas Market 

Executive Summary There is a gap in the literature regarding the key areas that measure the success of navigation programs—patient experience (PE), clinical outcomes (CO), and business performance or return [ Read More ]

Original Research, Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care: Barriers and Recommendations for Improving Care and Outcomes

Katherine C. Chin, RN; Margarita B. Rabinovich, RN
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY 

Background: Due to advances in early cancer detection and treatment, more adults are surviving cancer and living long past the end of treatment. The growing population of cancer survivors exceeds [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights

Advice for Beginner Navigators

Oncology navigators in the early stages of their career need navigation assistance, too. At the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) 7th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, Tricia [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights

Patient-Centered Medicine: The Community Oncology Medical Home Model

At the heart of the Oncology Medical Home is triage, according to Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board certified medical oncologist at New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, and founder of [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights

Becoming a Champion for LGBTQ Cancer Patients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals face unique health risks and challenges when dealing with cancer, according to Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Director of the George Washington (GW) University [ Read More ]

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Long-term Care of Lung Cancer Patients: A Novel Thoracic Survivorship Program

Lung cancer patients experience considerable physical and psychosocial sequelae of their treatment in addition to preexisting comorbidities, but there are many opportunities to intervene through surveillance, screening, and management delivered [ Read More ]

The Round Table: Insight From Expert Navigators

Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators: A Collaboration to Advance Oncology Nurse Navigation
Introducing The Round Table: Insights from Expert Navigators

Kristin Siyahian 

Over the past several years, we have witnessed incredible growth of the navigation movement in this country. The ability to overcome barriers to care at every point in the cancer [ Read More ]