Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Virginia Seery, CRNP, MSN, Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN
Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discuss their roles and responsibilities within their academic oncology centers as valuable members of a multidisciplinary team that helps patients successfully navigate the spectrum of patient care. They also detail how they apply the principles of patient-centered care to improve outcomes for patients.
Patient navigators are increasingly recognized for their critical role in helping patients make their way through complex healthcare systems, all the way from screening to treatment adherence. Clinical trials are a vital part of high-quality cancer care, and navigators have become invaluable in facilitating patient awareness and access to trials, while also normalizing the clinical trial process and dispelling myths.
The co-chairs of the AONN+ Clinical Trials Committee discuss the roles of navigators and researchers in clinical trials, barriers to clinical trials that navigators can mitigate, and helpful tips and talking points to consider when talking about clinical trials with patients.