This overview provides a snapshot of the shift in cancer care costs and age of patients, reviewing the 4 most commonly diagnosed cancers.
An in-depth review of 2 navigation systems, presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, identified the challenges and solutions that can build effective, efficient programs that ensure patients have access to the care and resources they need to achieve their goals throughout their cancer journey.
Patients with hematologic cancers often require a combination of inpatient and outpatient care. The oncology nurse navigator is an ideal care provider to help patients manage their care and transitions between care settings, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
There have been many recent changes in lung cancer, including updated early detection possibilities and changes in diagnostic procedures, reporting, and treatment options. These are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
A review of immunotherapy — what they are, how they work, and what to watch for — was presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
Suggestions for communication points that improve the experience of patients with cancer through nurse navigation were presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
The unique challenges that face both oncology nurse navigators specializing in gastrointestinal cancer and patients with these diseases are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse NavigatorJune 15, 2018
The head and neck oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a unique and critical position to help patients, their families, and their caregivers as they face their diagnosis and undergo treatment.
Creating a multidisciplinary breast clinic can ensure that patients with breast cancer receive care that is timely, effective, and efficient, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
The technology will facilitate data entry for patient navigation activities, evaluation of one or more patient navigators (PNs), and generate reports.
A discussion and review of how to develop a successful nurse or patient navigation program is presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.
Now well established within the cancer care continuum, this presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit discussed the forces expanding the use of oncology navigation as well as the evolving role of the oncology nurse navigator.
Oncology nurse navigators tend to forget the most important person in the cancer care continuum: themselves. In this keynote presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, FAAN, talks about the importance of self care.
Marissa Fors, director of CancerCare's Susan G. Komen® Breast Care Helpline, talked with Dr Penelope Damaskos, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about breast cancer risk and related challenges for women who identify as lesbian and their healthcare providers.
Please clarify the role and responsibilities of oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) vs those of the oncology social workers (OSWs).
A review of shared decision making with men about undergoing PSA testing revealed that although full SDM discussions are increasing, variations in whether these discussions occur and how much information is shared still exist.
Travel to appointments can be difficult for patients with cancer. In this study, researchers sought to determine the effect of travel burden on clinical trial participation by household income, race/ethnicity, and clinical trial phase.
A meta-analysis shows that earlier initiation of palliative care can effectively change patterns of care for patients with higher illness burden.
A review of the literature on follow-up after positive screening results led researchers to a consensus opinion on timing of diagnostic tests for 4 cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung.
In a study that evaluated outcomes for younger, working age women with breast cancer, researchers identified differences in cancer-related financial adverse events in black women vs white women.
Researchers in Montreal presented results of a study on the effects of using a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO) on continuity of care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer at the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress.
Male spouse or partner perspectives on a female patient's ability to cope was found to have a positive effect on her ability to cope and adjust to her disease. Unfortunately, this effect remains rarely researched and poorly understood among patients with breast cancer in same sex relationships.
A study presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference focused on redesigning CNS practice to mirror patient transitions throughout the continuum of care.
LISTEN, a novel program developed at WVU School of Medicine, is designed to tackle loneliness — a significant health concern for patients with cancer.
A retrospective study of data from POGONIS evaluated the effectiveness of specialized pediatric palliative care vs general palliative care or no palliative care in pediatric patients with cancer at the end of life.
A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.
An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.
Cultural humility is a different perspective on nurse-patient communication than cultural competence. Eucharia Borden, an oncology social worker, explains their difference and how it can improve your care for patients of minority cultures.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
Increasing survival rates for AYA patients with cancer have heightened the importance of discussing fertility preservation options. In this column, we review the options for male patients and the significance of including a discussion of them as part of treatment planning.
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