October 2012 Vol 3, No 5
Introduction: Authors respond to challenges posed at “Best Practices in Oncology Nurse Navigation” Conference
In February 2012, MindStream Education1 held a conference in Orlando, Florida, titled “Best Practices in Oncology Nurse Navigation.”
We recognize that a diagnosis of cancer can be a life-changing event, with the journey from diagnosis to survivorship, and perhaps to end-of-life care, filled with fear, challenges, and uncertainties.
Patient navigation emerged 2 decades ago, with numerous articles reporting cancer care outcomes from the patient perspective, but its effect on improving organizational outcomes requires further research.
As healthcare professionals who work with people living with cancer, we often see patients when they are most vulnerable.
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