As patients and oncology care teams strive to keep up with complex treatment plans, symptoms of distress in the patient may be missed. Distress screening tools can help nurse navigators identify which patients may need a referral for psychosocial support.
A new challenge for health care providers is emerging from the improved prognosis for patients with cancer: the need to include this growing group of patients in health promotion campaigns.
Oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) are clinical professionals acting as a map or compass through the confusing process of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
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