In episode 15 of the AONN+ Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Needs Assessment of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and how oncology navigators can learn from these findings.
AONN+ is dedicated to the education of oncology navigators to confront the evolving landscape of patient care through innovative resources, continuing education activities, and navigator-specific certifications.
The quick pivot to digital health during the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges for oncology navigators who were running their facility’s tumor boards. In this episode, experts discuss the future of virtual case conferences.
In this episode, we share the stories of 2 amazing cancer survivors and the work they are doing in the cancer community that led them to become CONQUER: the patient voice Hero of Hope™ Patient Award nominees.
Compassion comes naturally to those who work in oncology, but providing patient-centered care can sometimes result in fatigue or burnout. At AONN+, we aim to provide oncology navigators the resources they need to provide optimal care and avoid burnout.
Cancer care requires a team approach to provide optimal and inclusive care. We spoke to AONN+ member Penny Daughtery about her experiences and how AONN+ has opened doors to collaborative projects with other organizations.
While all oncology navigation programs may differ in some way, the goal is the same - to provide optimal patient care. In this podcast episode, experts discuss how a mentoring relationship can be beneficial in the field of oncology navigation to reach a common goal.
Adolescent and young adults (AYA) patients require specific coordination of care due to the transitional aspects of life that occur during the ages of 15-39. In this episode, experts discuss how patient navigators can assist the AYA population.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on qualifications for annual LDCT screens. Institutions should begin to prepare for an influx of patients due to the expansion in qualifications.
Health disparities have been put under a magnifying glass because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In episode 8 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss the role of a patient navigator in assisting patients through these disparities and crises.
Oncology navigation is an ever-changing field that requires dynamic models of care to meet the needs of the patient. In January’s Facebook Live event, experts discussed a variety of navigation models and the role of the navigator.
Oncology nurse and patient navigators often juggle many aspects of patient care at once. Ensuring your voice is heard while establishing and managing an oncology navigation program can be an additional challenge.
As acuity rises and the responsibilities of oncology and nurse navigators become more challenging, AONN+ offers resources to build, maintain, and measure your navigation program and equip you with the tools to empower yourself as a navigator.
The state of clinical trials has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In December’s Facebook Live event, experts highlighted the integral role of the navigator in providing assessment, education, and support for patients with cancer who are considering their clinical trial options.
The Affordable Care Act is being reviewed by the Supreme Court. Cancer organizations, including AONN+, provide an infographic to help patients with cancer understand the potential implications of the law being repealed.
The holidays are an especially stressful time for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis. In November’s Facebook Live event, experts discussed ways for oncology nurse and patient navigators to help equip their patients, family members, and caregivers deal with holiday stress and the new normal of COVID-19.