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December 16, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
The Second Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference provided opportunities for each person to evaluate their navigation program and to listen to presenters describe supportive cancer services across the United States.
December 16, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
How many metaphors can be used to describe a navigator’s job? It was interesting and visionary to hear all the descriptions given at the 2011 Navigation and Survivorship Conference.
November 1, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
How many evenings do you read articles or news related to work? It is a hazard of the job unless there is time built in at work….I know….I was just dreaming! In reality, reading about your specialty or oncology advances is a professional commitment to stay abreast of the latest for your patients. It is amazing what has transpired over the past 10 years in oncology—just look at all the news on multiple myeloma and melanoma.
October 12, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
It is interesting to read or see opposing views on an issue in medical care. Healthcare professionals do a wonderful job on quoting facts and research findings. What is normally missing is the voice of the patient.
September 28, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
Disparities in cancer are a core job activity that navigators encounter and work against on a daily basis. A recent news release on the disparity between recommendations and practice for breast and ovarian genetic testing was disheartening.
August 2, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
Do you ever read the latest research studies and ponder that if you took a conclusion from one study and combined it with a conclusion from another, there might be an avenue for better navigation? This might be a hazard of reading too many findings at one setting!
July 19, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
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.
July 5, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
After reading a synopsis on how budget cuts could impact healthcare, a parallel thought is how the economy could influence cancer survival rates. What will the future bring and what is the impact on navigation?
May 16, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
After a recent navigation presentation, a participant approached me and commented, “Thank you, now I understand what our navigator does in her role.” The comment caused me to reflect...could that be the case where many of us work? Do people in our healthcare system know what we do?
May 16, 2011 | Articles & Whitepapers
A recent article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (March/April 2011), “Global Cancer Statistics,” reviewed the burden of cancer. Sadly, the disease continues to rise due to non-modifiable and modifiable factors. Despite the “youth promising” cosmetics, pills, and lotions, aging is inevitable and with increased age comes a higher likelihood of getting cancer.
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