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Common Resources

  1. Blaseg KD, Daugherty P, Gamblin KA, eds. Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient- Centered Care Across the Continuum. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2014.
  2. Freeman HP, Rodriguez RL. History and principles of patient navigation. Cancer. 2011;117(15 Suppl):3539-3542. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26262.
  3. IOM Report: Delivering high-quality cancer care: charting a new course for a system in crisis. www.iom.edu/qualitycancercare. September 2013.
  4. Oncology Nursing Society. Oncology Nursing Society Multicultural Outcomes: Guidelines for Cultural Competence. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2000.
  5. Shockney LD. Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. 1st ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 2011.
  6. Shockney LD. Evolution of patient navigation. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2010;14(4):405-407.
  7. Shockney LD, Haylock PJ, Cantril C. Development of a breast navigation program. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2013;29(2):97-104.

Community Outreach/Prevention

Coordination of Care/Care Transitions

  • Canosa R, Gentry S. Helping your patients manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2012;3(5):22-26.
  • Delibovi D. Preventing and managing CINV: evolving strategies to improve patient care. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(6 Suppl):4-11.
  • Desimini EM, Kennedy JA, Helsley MF, et al. Making the case for nurse navigators―benefits, outcomes, and return on investment. Oncol Issues. 2011:26-33.
  • Faiman B. Classifying and managing pain in the oncology patient. Conquering the Cancer Care Continuum. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;2-6.
  • Lester JL, Schmitt P. Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2011.
  • Sauer A. Malnutrition in patients with cancer: an often overlooked and undertreated problem. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2014;5(1):24-25.
  • Shockney LD, Tsangaris TN. The Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Handbook for Health Care Professionals. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2008.
  • Shockney L. Navigation needs for breast health and breast cancer populations of low- and middle- income countries. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(1):21-31.
  • Shockney L, Silver J, Bantug E, Sweet L, Mayer R, Friedman M. Healthcare providers knowledge of the benefits of cancer rehabilitation. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(2):12-17.
  • Treacy JT, Mayer DK. Perspectives on cancer patient education. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2005;16:47-56.
  • Tschanz JA, Sugarman C. Carcinogenesis. In: Itano JK, ed. Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2016.
  • Yarbo CH, Wujcik D, Gobel BH. Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2010: Chapters 4, 5, 10, 26, 27, 70.
  • www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/healthy-living-after-treatment/late-effects-of-cancer-treatment

Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment

  • Standards of care for distress management
  • Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs. 2008.  www.nap.edu/download.php?record_id=11993
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Standards 2015. Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care [Educational standards]. www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc/standards. 2014.
  • Bush NJ. Coping and adaptation. In: Psychosocial Nursing Care Along the Cancer Continuum. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2009:71-88.
  • Carroll-Johnson RM, Gorman LM, Bush NJ. Psychosocial Nursing Care Along the Cancer Continuum.  Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2006.
  • Dossey BM, Keegan L. Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. 6th ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett; 2012.
  • Hamer M, Chida Y, Molloy G. Psychological distress and cancer mortality. J Psychosom Res. 2009;66:255-258. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.11.002.
  • Kaplan M. SPIKES-a framework for breaking bad news to patients with cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2010;14:514-516. http://dx.doi.org/ PMID: 20682509.
  • O'Donnell E. The distress thermometer: a rapid and effective tool for the oncology social worker. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2013;26:353-359. http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09526861311319573.
  • Salsman J, Pearman T, Cella D. Quality of life. In: Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management. 2013: 255-278. [Adobe Digital Version]. http://dx.doi.org/DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4866-2.
  • Sivesind D, Paire S. Coping with cancer: patient and family issues. In: Psychosocial Dimensions of Oncology Nursing Care. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2009:1-28.

Survivorship/End of Life

  • www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/physical-side-effects-landing.
  • American Cancer Society. www.cancer.org/treatment/finding-and-paying-for-treatment/understanding-financial-and-legal-matters/americans-with-disabilities-act.html. 2016.
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Survivorship Care Planning - Standard 3.3. www.facs.org/publications/newsletters/coc-source/special-source/standard33.
  • National Hospital and Palliative Care Organization. www.nhpco.org/history-hospice-care.
  • Aaronson N, Mattioli V, Minton O, et al. Beyond treatment – psychosocial and behavioural issues in cancer survivorship research and practice. EJC Suppl. 2014;12(1):54-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcsup.2014.03.005.
  • Detering KM, Hancock AD, Reade MC, Silvester W. The impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients: randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2010;340:c1345.
  • Dow LA, Matsuyama RK, Ramakrishnan V, et al. Paradoxes in advance care planning: the complex relationship of oncology patients, their physicians, and advance medical directives. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28:299-304.
  • Emmons KM, Sprunck-Harrild K, Puelo E, de Moor J. Provider advice about smoking cessation and pharmacotherapy among cancer survivors who smoke: practice guidelines are not translating. Trans Behav Med. 2013;3:211-217. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0202-7.
  • Hawkins ML, Buys SS, Gren LH, et al. Do cancer survivors develop healthier lifestyle behaviors than the cancer-free population in the PLCO study? J Cancer Surviv. 2017;11:233-245. doi: 10.1007/s11764-016-0581-0.
  • Higginson IJ, Sen-Gupta GJ. Place of care in advanced cancer: a qualitative systematic literature review of patient preferences. J Palliat Med. 2006;20(4):447-453. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=4.%09Higginson+IJ%2C+Sen-Gupta+GJ.+Place+of+care+in+advanced+cancer.
  • Jones J, Nowels C, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Shared decision making and the use of a patient decision aid in advanced serious illness: provider and patient perspectives. Health Expect. 2015;18:3236-3247.   www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25439268.
  • Kirk TW, Luck GR. Dying tax free: the modern advance directive and patients’ financial values. J Pain Symptom Manag. 2010;39:605-609.
  • Mowls DS, Brame LS, Martinez SA, Beebe LA. Lifestyle behaviors among US cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2016;10:692-698. doi: 10.1007/s11764-016-0515-x.
  • Murphy KM, Nguyen V, Shin K, et al. Health care professionals and the employment-related needs of cancer survivors. J Occup Rehabil. 2017;27:296-305. doi: 10.1007/s10926-016-9629-2.
  • Pfirstinger J, Kattner D, Edinger M, et al. The impact of a tumor diagnosis on patients’ attitudes toward advance directives. Oncology. 2014;87:246-256.
  • Pizzi MA. Promoting health, wellness, and quality of life at the end of life: hospice interdisciplinary perspectives on creating a good death. J Allied Health. 2014;43(4):212-220.    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25433185.
  • Ramsey S, Blough D, Krichhoff A, et al. Washington state cancer patients found to be at greater risk for bankruptcy than people without a cancer diagnosis. Health Aff. 2013;32(6):1143-1152.
  • Sep MS, Osch M, van Vliet LM, et al. The power of clinicians' affective communication: how reassurance about non-abandonment can reduce patients' physiological arousal and increase information recall in bad news consultations. An experimental study using analogue patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;95(1):45-52.
  • Shockney L. Fulfilling hope: supporting the needs of patients with advanced cancers. Nova Science. 2014:50, 109, 111, 124.
  • Smith L, Hall IJ. Advancing health equity in cancer survivorship: opportunities for public health. Am J Prev Med. 2015;49(6 Suppl 5):S477-S482. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.08.008.
  • Surbone A, Halpern MT. Unequal cancer survivorship care: addressing cultural and sociodemographic disparities in the clinic. Support Care Cancer. 2016;24:4831-4833. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3435-4.
  • Walling AM, Asch SM, Lorenz KA, et al. The quality of supportive care among inpatients dying with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2012;20(9):2189-2194. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24126685.
  • Weitzen S, Teno JM, Fennell M, et al. Factors associated with site of death: a national study of where people die. Med Care. 2003;41(2):323-335. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=weitzen+teno+factors.
  • Wright AA, Keating NL, Balboni TA, et al. Place of death correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28(29):4457-4464.

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Accreditation Committee Clarifications for Standards 3.1 Patient Navigation Process and 3.2 Psychosocial Distress Screening. www.facs.org/publications/newsletters/coc-source/special-source/standard3132.
  • Advisory Board Company. Realizing the promise of navigation. Nursing Executive Center. 2011:38-39.
  • American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses. www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards/CodeofEthicsforNurses/Code-of-Ethics-For-Nurses.html.
  • AONN+ Community Forum. Benchmark for navigator/patient ratio. https://aonnonline.org/forum/navigator-resources/36-benchmark-for-navigatior-patient-ratio.
  • AONN+ Community Forum. https://aonnonline.org/forum/bc-navigator-resources/64-tracking-patients. https://aonnonline.org/forum/navigator-resources/27-charting.
  • AONN+ Navigation Certification. www.jons-online.com/community/aonn-navigation-certification.
  • AONN+ Webinar. Cancer Prehabilitation: Navigators May Improve the Patient Experience and Survivor Outcomes by Julie Silver, MD. 2014.
  • AONN+. https://aonnonline.org/about/definitions.
  • Blaseg K. Patient navigation at Billings Clinic: an NCI community cancer centers program (NCCCP) pilot site. ACCC's Cancer Care Patient Navigation: A Call to Action. Rockville, MD: Association of Community Cancer Centers; 2009:15-24.
  • Braun KL, Kagawa-Singer M, Holden AE, et al. Cancer patient navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012;23(1):398-413. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0029.
  • Brown CG, Cantril C, McMullen L, et al. Oncology nurse navigator role delineation study: an Oncology Nursing Society report. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2012;16(6):581-585.
  • Calcutt-Flaherty J, Gentry S, Mathis L. Supporting evidence based practice in nurse navigation. Abstract at AONN+ 5th Annual Conference, September 2014.
  • Campbell C, Craig J, Eggert J, Bailey-Dorton C. Implementing and measuring the impact of patient navigation at a comprehensive community care center. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2010;37(1):61-68. doi: 10.1188/10.ONF.61-68.
  • Case MA. Oncology nurse navigator: ensuring safe passage. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011;15(1):33-40. doi: 10.1188/11.CJON33-40.
  • Christensen D, Bellomo C. Using a nurse navigation pathway in the timely care of oncology patients. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2014;5(3):13-18.
  • Desimini EM, Kennedy JA, Helsley MF, et al. Making the case for nurse navigators―benefits, outcomes, and return on investment. Oncol Issues. 2012:26-33.
  • Doll R, Barroetavena M, Ellwood A, et al. The cancer care navigator: toward a conceptual framework for a new role in oncology. Oncol Exchange. 2007;6(4):28-33.
  • Espinosa A, Gabel M, Vlahakis P. Patient navigation: defining metrics that support and justify the nurse navigator role. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2012;3(5):16-20.
  • Fillion L, de Serres M, Cook S, et al. Professional patient navigation in head and neck cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2009;25(3):212-221. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2009.05.004.
  • Fillion L, Cook S, Veillette A, et al. Professional navigation framework: elaboration and validation in a Canadian context. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012;39(1):58-69. doi.org/10.1188/12.ONF.E58-E69.
  • Fiscella K, Ransom S, Jean-Pierre P, et al. Patient-reported outcome measures suitable to assessment of patient navigation. Cancer. 2011;117(15):3603-3617. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26260.
  • Freeman H. A model patient navigation program. Oncol Issues. 2004;19:44-46.
  • Gamblin K, Blaseg K. Documentation and patient navigation software. In: Blaseg KD, Daugherty P, Gamblin K, ed. Oncology Nurse Navigation Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2014:275-295.
  • Gentry S. Advanced navigation (5+ years). Presentation at Fifth Annual AONN+ Conference.
  • Gentry S, Sellers J. Navigation considerations when working with patients. In: Blaseg KD, Daugherty P, Gamblin KA, eds. Oncology Nurse Navigation Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2014:71-120.
  • GW Cancer Institute's Online Academy. http://smhs.gwu.edu/gwci/education.
  • Harvard Business Review. How Patient Navigation Can Cut Costs and Save Lives. 2013. https://hbr.org/2013/03/how-patient-navigation-brings.
  • Heaslip P. Critical thinking and nursing. www.criticalthinking.org/pages/critical-thinking-and-nursing/834. 2008.
  • Hook A, Ware L, Siler B, Packard A. Breast cancer navigation and patient satisfaction: exploring a community-based patient navigation model in a rural setting. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012;39(4):379-385. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.379-385.
  • Hunnibell L, Rose M, Connery D, et al. Using nurse navigation to improve timeliness of lung cancer care at a veterans hospital. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2012;16(1):29-36. doi.org/10.1188/12.CJON.29-36.
  • Johnston D. Current state of care transitions and cancer survivorship. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(4):11-20.
  • Knowlton S, Silver A, Silver J, McKitrick L. Can nurses provide assessments and interventions for prehabilitation? A survey study of cancer rehabilitation service line coordinators. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2014;5(4):44.
  • Koh C, Nelson J, Cook P. Evaluation of a patient navigation program. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011;15(1):41-48. doi.org/10.1188/11.CJON.41-48.
  • Mack N, Shalkowski L. How to start and expand a nurse navigation program. In: Blaseg K, Daugherty P, Gamblin K, eds. Oncology Nurse Navigation Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2014:43-70.
  • National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancers. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/head-and-neck.
  • Oncology Nursing Society Oncology Nurse Navigator Core Competencies. www.ons.org/sites/default/files/ONNCompetencies_rev.pdf.
  • Raedler L. Cancer program Standards 2012 R1.2. Navigation and Survivorship: What's Happening in the Field? Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(6):16-19.
  • Raedler L. Community needs and navigation. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2014;5(3):39-42.
  • Seek A, Hogle W. Modeling a better way: navigating the healthcare system for patients with lung cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2007;11(1):81-85. doi.org/10.1188/07.CJON.81-85.
  • Silver A, Knowlton S, Silver J, McKitrick L. Cancer rehabilitation service line directors perceive navigators as having value on multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams and identify 3 barriers to improving their care. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2014;5(4):43.
  • Swanson J, Koch L. The role of oncology nurse navigator in distress management of adult in-patients with cancer: a retrospective study. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2010;37:69-75.
  • Willis A, Reed E, Pratt-Chapman M, et al. Development of a framework for patient navigation: delineating roles across navigator types. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2013;4(6):20-26.
  • Willis A, Pratt-Chapman M, Reed E, Hatcher E. Best practices in patient navigation and cancer survivorship: moving toward quality patient-centered care. Journal of Oncology Nursing & Survivorship. 2014;5(2). https://aonnonline.org/issue-archive/2014-issues/april-2014-vol-5-no-2

Operations Management

Quality and Performance Improvement

  • www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/developingqiplan.pdf
  • http://qsen.org/competencies/quality-improvement-resources-2/
  • www.ncqa.org
  • www.iom.edu/
  • Bleich M. The Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing: a transformational blueprint. AORN J. 2013;98(3):214-217.
  • Brown B, Falk LH. Embarking on performance improvement. Healthc Financ Manage. 2014;68:98-103.
  • Cunning S. The only constant is change…make it last with process improvement. Nurs Manage.  2014;45:15-17.
  • Ferrell B, McCabe M, Levit L. The Institute of Medicine report on high-quality cancer care: implications for oncology nursing. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013;40(6):603-609.
  • Gantz P. Institute of Medicine report on delivery of high quality cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2014;10(3):193-195.
  • Hemman E. Meeting effective care measures. Am J Nurs. 2011;111(12):54-60.
  • Institute of Medicine. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2013.
  • Rees S, Leahy-Gross K, Mack V. Moving data to nursing quality excellence. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26(3):260-264.
  • Schaffer MA, Sandau KE, Diedrick L. Evidenced-based practice models for organizational change: overview and practical applications. J Adv Nurs. 2013;69(5):1197-1209.
  • Sherrod D, McKesson T, Mumford M. Are you prepared for data-driven decision making? Nurs Manag. 2010;41(5):51-54.
  • Sprayberry LD. A response to the transformation of America's health care: direct-care nurses bring FLOWERS to the bedside. Medsurg Nurs. 2014;23(2):123-130.
  • Stevens KR. The impact of evidenced-based practice in nursing and next big ideas. Online J Issues Nurs. 2013;18(2):4.
  • Strusowski T, Sein E, Johnston D. Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators announces standardized navigation metrics. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. 2017;8(2):62-68.
  • Strusowski T, Stapp J. Patient navigation metrics. Oncol Iss. 2016;31(1):62-69.
  • AONN+ Knowledge Domain Modules
  • Shockney, Lillie D. Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Oncology Navigation. Springer International Publishing, 2018)

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