Barriers to Care

Affordable Care Act's Impact on Services

Diane Robinson, PhD
Diane explains how the Affordable Care Act has not had a huge impact on her cancer center's ability to provide support services.

Breaking the Stigma of Psychosocial Support

Diane Robinson, PhD
Hear Diane speak about the personal issues surrounding patients reaching out for support.

Providing Psychosocial Support Is a Priority

Diane Robinson, PhD
Diane discusses what her hospital has been doing to ensure patients have the support and services they need.

Education Can Relieve Patient Stress

Diane Robinson, PhD
Diane promotes the need for educating patients that are overwhelmed by the process.

Psychosocial Distress Remains a Common Barrier

Diane Robinson, PhD
Diane Robinson explains the link between psychosocial distress and care compliance.

Patients Expecting More From Nurses and Physicians

Diane Robinson, PhD
Patients are looking to the internet for treatment information putting pressure on nurses and physicians to provide the same level of instant gratification.

Tackling the Issue of Financial Burden

Diane Robinson, PhD
Diane Robinson points out the number one issue facing patients in her region.

Barriers and Obstacles Navigators Face in Oncology Navigation

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Identifying barriers is a common practice among all navigation processes. Barriers to care affect vulnerable patient populations the most. The focus is to share insight on some common barriers all navigators may face and to share ideas on how to address those barriers.

Navigating the Underserved and Minority Breast Cancer Patients— Challenges and Solutions

When we are discussing minorities, we are usually referring to African American, Hispanic/Latino, and the American Indian/Alaska Natives in our society. In addition, underserved women are those who have a decreased income and socioeconomic status, lower education levels, commonly lack health insurance, and have limited access to healthcare in general. These patient populations are particularly challenging when facing the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Barrier Assessment

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
It is enjoyable to visit other navigation programs and to see the unique processes that are being utilized to help patient’s access healthcare systems and move through the treatment trajectory.