September 2016 Vol 7, No 8

This fall, the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), will bring you the best our field has to offer, including scientific, evidence-based abstracts from our annual meeting; peer-reviewed original research; and interviews with those on the frontlines of navigation and oncology care at large.
The authors examine cancer survivors’ satisfaction in the transition of care from oncologist to primary care physician (PCP), identify patient and PCP concerns with the transition process, and investigate any perceived barriers to effective transition.
Cancer survivorship is rapidly evolving, with new cancer survivorship care guidelines issued very recently. Stay up-to-date on new information to ensure that practice keeps pace with new guidelines for care.
In this special edition of the Evidence into Practice Newsletter, the authors discuss supporting and empowering patients to make informed decisions, navigating the healthcare system, and building strong partnerships with providers while working toward system improvement to support patient-centered care.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) was founded in 1986 to make cancer patients view themselves as survivors, not victims, and to address the many issues that patients encounter during and beyond cancer.
Navigators share the role of patient advocacy and patient empowerment by promoting patient rights, and the way of doing it is with the patient, not for the patient.
JONS editorial board member Mandi Pratt-Chapman advocates for a return to basic ethics to guide us in attending to LGBTQ-specific needs of our healthcare system.
Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, presents an overview of complementary and alternative medicine.
In her presentation at the East Coast Regional Meeting of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Ms Wendy Porter discussed regulations related to insurance coverage of clinical trials and how to remove barriers to such coverage.
Metrics are the key to demonstrating the value of navigation along the cancer care continuum. Navigation metrics can demonstrate the benefit of the program to the institution and demonstrate the value of the navigator.
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