Barriers to Care

Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA offers 1 piece of advice to oncology navigators who are providing care to older patients.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA explains the benefits and surprises of working with older patients in cancer care.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA shares the ideal roles that would make up the multidisciplinary care team of older populations with cancer.
Ageism is prevalent in healthcare and is the number 1 barrier that older patients with cancer face when receiving care.
Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA explains why we need specialized programs to address the needs of older people living with cancer.
Do you recognize the barriers to care that women of racial minorities face? There may be more than you realize.
As the Director for Corporate Oncology Navigation at Ballad Health, Zilipah Cruz believes that the 2018 AONN+ Annual Conference helped her understand the needs of the oncology navigators at her institution. While oncology navigators help remove the barriers that keep patients from getting the appropriate treatment, administrators like her help remove the barriers that oncology navigators face.
Carla Schaefer reviews some common barriers navigators face when communicating with patients, citing cultural and language barriers as being two of the biggest hurdles.
When non-English Speaking patients seek medical care, interpreters can play an important role in facilitating an accurate exchange of information.
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