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AONN+’s Local Navigation Networks (LNNs) tackled the industry’s hottest topics and trends. Sharon Gentry shares LNNs’ biggest takeaways and lessons learned as related to navigational challenges due to the lack of oncology coverage, the impact and appropriateness of genetic testing, and the difference between a mediocre and phenomenal career.
Navigators know how valuable hospice care is for patients with advanced cancer, but there is still a lot of misconception on the topic for those less familiar with it. Lillie Shockney offers expert guidance on how navigators can help make the transition to hospice care easier and more meaningful for patients in her latest Insights into Navigation article.
Financial toxicity describes financial burden and stress caused by cancer treatment for patients and their caregivers. Financial distress may include lost wages or employment as a result of cancer, along with lost health insurance coverage. Helping patients navigate financial choices and challenges is a critical part of patient navigation. Unfortunately, many health care professionals are not comfortable asking about financial challenges and are not fully aware of resources available to support their patients' care. We invite you to learn how you can overcome this gap to better help your patients!
It turns out that the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice aren’t just for clinical and patient navigators. In her latest contribution to the AONN+ member blog, Sharon Gentry explains how people in nonclinical roles can benefit from these standards too.
Changing leaves and pumpkin spice coffee aren’t the only things we should be thinking about this fall. In her latest Insights into Navigation blog, Lillie D. Shockney highlights the importance of routine vaccines for navigators and our patients.
Awareness campaigns are wonderful ways to share important information with your community, but they can take significant time and energy to produce. GW Cancer Center is helping to make it easier for you to raise awareness during cancer awareness months through a series of comprehensive “plug and play” campaigns that do the legwork for you. Be sure to check out their campaigns for breast and lung cancer in October!
Early detection is key in the fight against cancer. Now, a powerful tool could make early detection easier—all with a simple blood test. Sharon Gentry’s latest contribution to the AONN+ member blog shares how the Academy and navigators at-large are playing an important role in bringing this cutting-edge technology to providers and their patients.
Can we limit the amount of information that goes unheard and/or is incorrectly recalled by patients? Lillie D. Shockney shares best practices on how to deliver memorable follow-up instructions in her latest contribution to the Insights into Navigation blog.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted healthcare to an unprecedented degree. This article provides an overview of the burden of the pandemic on provider outlook and describes changes to survivorship care.
Amid rising inflation, we need to reassess patients for their financial hardships and the assistance we can offer.
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