NCONN 2014

Statewide organization brings navigators together in a unified mission

Statewide organization brings navigators together in a unified mission

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The Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a unique statewide organization of people serving people with all types of cancer, at all stages, in all types of settings, with a diversity of education and training and a shared mission.

Developing an innovative online cancer information center

Developing an innovative online cancer information center

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An increasingly complex environment for cancer care and research highlights the need to streamline access to cancer information, especially clinical trials.

Patient navigation: Is it a process or person?

Patient navigation: Is it a process or person?

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Optimum, risk-based survivorship health care is a provision of lifelong care that integrates cancer and survivorship experiences in survivors' overall health care needs.

Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

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Clinical pathways allow a gastrointestinal service to further refine the navigation process for patients with GI cancers.

The importance of patient education in prostate cancer care

The importance of patient education in prostate cancer care

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Male patients with prostate cancer, and patients with other genitourinary cancers, need information on how their cancer and its treatment will affect their life.

Helping patients cope with a lung cancer diagnosis

Helping patients cope with a lung cancer diagnosis

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Thoracic oncology navigation involves directing patients to resources, providing education about the disease, coordinating patient care, and more.

No clinic, no problem: Virtual navigation program extends the service to head and neck cancer

No clinic, no problem: Virtual navigation program extends the service to head and neck cancer

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A team of clinicians proposed a virtual navigation system that would allow patients to follow the same pathway as clinic patients but without the formal clinic setting.

Oncology nursing collaboration delivers improved patient experience

Oncology nursing collaboration delivers improved patient experience

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A team of nurses at Torrance Memorial Medical Center identified developed a collaborative approach aimed at improving the cancer patient experience at their community hospital.

Integrative model of nurse navigation enhances survivorship care

Integrative model of nurse navigation enhances survivorship care

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A new cancer diagnosis encompasses multiple physician visits and procedures, and can produce overwhelming stress for all involved.

Survivorship program helps patients embrace life after treatment ends

Survivorship program helps patients embrace life after treatment ends

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Nurses at a community cancer center in Minneapolis described the Celebration of Life Cancer Survivorship Evening Program they developed in a presentation at the 2014 NCONN Conference.

The evolution of psychosocial care in cancer centers

The evolution of psychosocial care in cancer centers

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Ongoing efforts are being made to address the distress experienced by patients with cancer and new guidelines are now incorporating this care into standard practice.

Building a great support system for patients with breast cancer

Building a great support system for patients with breast cancer

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The driving forces in the evolution of health care are the aging US population, an increasing cultural awareness of health and cancer, and recognition of patients as consumers.

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