November 2021 Vol 12, No 11

Navigators from across the globe have conducted oncology navigation research and submitted their evidence-based findings to the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators 12th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
Transitional care (TC) is a series of interventions aimed at improving outcomes for patients who are experiencing a change in care status, such as hospital to home.
The moment a patient is diagnosed with cancer their entire world changes; cancer is not the same for any patient.
Baylor Scott and White McClinton Cancer Center (BSWMCC) is a comprehensive community cancer center located in Central Texas offering medical and radiation oncology services, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lymphedema therapy, with approximately 275 patient encounters daily.
The oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Cancer Institute, comprising 8 oncology-certified registered nurses, were presented with an initiative from the administration to assist with preventing patient readmissions due to severe toxicities that could otherwise be managed in the outpatient setting.
There are approximately 436,060 head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors living in the United States, and long-term survival is becoming more common in this population.
Oncology navigation is evidence-based and plays an important role in lung cancer care, but variation remains in the navigator’s role across the continuum from early- to late-stage lung cancer.
Integrated care is an approach for improving care transitions, but identifying patients to benefit from the assistance of an oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is inconsistent or nonexistent for patients transitioning from an acute inpatient setting to an outpatient treatment area.
To address the inequities that underserved populations often face during their cancer experience, the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center developed a novel nonclinical navigation program for African American (AA), Hispanic, and rural cancer patients.
Our organization had the opportunity to reduce the time of discovery of suspicious mass to surgeon consultation for patients with rectal, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer.
As precision medicine testing and treatment options evolve, the complexity of what patients and caregivers need to understand to be active members of their healthcare team has increased dramatically.
Thanks to recent treatment advances, people living with lung cancer (PLW) are living longer and are a relatively new class of cancer survivors.
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a leader in providing psychosocial care and has recognized the importance of understanding the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals and addressing gaps in identified supports.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators conducted a 4-day virtual, live-streamed conference that provided a forum for dialogue among participating navigators who provide navigation and survivorship care services for oncology patients.
Tools that help to characterize patient acuity have been used in healthcare for decades and have proved successful as a means of determining staffing needs, improving patient care, and controlling costs.
Research exploring the relational dimensions of patient navigation indicate that interpersonal communication is fundamental to the patient navigator’s (PN) ability to assist patients in identifying barriers to care and improve cancer care outcomes.
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with injectable androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are particularly vulnerable during a pandemic because they may not be able to self-administer treatment and may be required to visit a clinic/hospital for injections.
The oncology nurse navigator (ONN) plays a central role in decreasing distress and increasing satisfaction in patients with breast cancer.
When a patient with prostate cancer needs radiation therapy (RT), their physician submits an order for RT to a prior authorization program, which assesses its concordance with clinical guidelines and evidence-based practices.
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