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AONN+ is proud to present the Heart and Soul of Navigation podcast series, thanks to generous support from Genentech!

Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation provides a platform for navigators to discuss topics reflective of the Academy’s 8 domains of knowledge.

  • Community Outreach and Prevention
  • Coordination of Care/Care Transitions
  • Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment
  • Psychosocial Support Services and Assessment
  • Survivorship/End of Life
  • Professional Roles and Responsibilities
  • Operational Management/Organizational Development/Health Economics
  • Research/Quality/Performance Improvement

Once a month we will release a new episode that features AONN+ members highlighting community stories from the front lines, best practices, lessons learned throughout a navigator career, resources and support services.


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2021 Episode Schedule*

Episode No. 7 – January 27, 2021

Episode No. 7

How to Implement a Successful LNN

Domain: Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty:

Kristina Rua, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Director of Oncology Navigation,
East Florida Division,
Sarah Cannon,
HCA East Florida Division

Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
Oncology Nurse Navigator,
St. Petersburg General Hospital

Released January 27, 2021

Episode No. 8 – February 24, 2021

Episode No. 8

The Role of the Patient Navigator: Responding to Crisis

Domain: Community Outreach & Prevention

Faculty:

Zarek Mena, OPN-CG
Women’s Health Program Manager,
Smilow Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital

Moderator: Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG
Director of Patient Navigation Program Development

Released February 24, 2021

Episode No. 9 – March 24, 2021

Episode No. 9

Young Adults with Cancer

Domain: Care Coordination and Care Transitions

Faculty:

Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG
Director of Patient Navigation, Ulman Foundation
AYA Patient Navigator, University of Maryland

Devon Ciampa, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker, The Johns Hopkins Children's Center
AYA Patient Navigator, Ulman Foundation

Released March 24, 2021

Episode No. 10 – April 28, 2021

Episode No. 10

Professional Development: Mentorship

Domain: Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Released April 28, 2021

Episode No. 11 – May 26, 2021

Episode No. 11

Patient Education and Patient Empowerment

Domain: Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Released May 26, 2021

Episode No. 12 – June 23, 2021

Episode No. 12

Heroes of Hope Interviews

Domain: Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Released June 23, 2021

Episode No. 13 – July 28, 2021

Episode No. 13

COVID-Driven Innovation: Virtual Tumor Boards

Domain: Operations Management

Coming July 28, 2021

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Episode No. 14 – August 25, 2021

Episode No. 14

Geriatric Oncology

Domain: Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Coming August 25, 2021

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Episode No. 15 – September 22, 2021

Episode No. 15

Partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Domain: Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Coming September 22, 2021

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Episode No. 16 – October 27, 2021

Episode No. 16

Leadership

Domain: Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Coming October 27, 2021

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Episode No. 17 – November 24, 2021

Episode No. 17

Emotional Responses to Cancer – Support

Domain: Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment

Coming November 24, 2021

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Episode No. 18 – December 22, 2021

Episode No. 18

The Heart of a Researcher

Domain: Quality and Performance Improvement

Coming December 22, 2021

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More information about each episode will be available soon.

*Episode schedule subject to change.

2020 Episode Schedule

Episode No. 1 – July 22, 2020

Episode No. 1

How to Implement a Successful Virtual Environment for Support Programs

Domain: Psychosocial Support Services and Assessment

Faculty:

Pamela Goetz, OPN-CG
Oncology Survivorship Program Manager
Center for Patient and Family Services
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Washington, DC

Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C
Manager, Patient Support Services
GW Cancer Center
Washington DC

Released July 22, 2020

Episode No. 2 – August 26, 2020

Episode No. 2

The Role of the Navigator as the Genetic Extender

Domain: Coordination of Care/Care Transitions

Faculty:

Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA

Frank Dela Rama, RN, MS, AOCNS, AGN-BS

Released August 26, 2020

Episode No. 3 – September 23, 2020

Episode No. 3

Challenges with Disparate Populations

Domain: Community Outreach and Prevention

Faculty:

Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH

Released September 23, 2020

Episode No. 4 – October 21, 2020

Episode No. 4

Professional Development and the Role of Certification

Domain: Professional Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty:

Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG

Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN

Margaret Rummel, RN, MHA, OCN, NE-BC, HON-ONN-CG

Zarek Mena, OPN-CG

Released October 21, 2020

Episode No. 5 – November 18, 2020

Episode No. 5

How to Best Use Advocacy Organizations

Domain: Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment

Faculty:

Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW

Clara Lambert, BBA, OPN-CG

Released November 18, 2020

Episode No. 6 – December 16, 2020

Episode No. 6

AONN+ Strategic Initiatives – Members Organization – “Your Voice Matters”

Domain: Operational Management/Organizational Development/Health Economics

Faculty:

Rani Khetarpal, MBA

Christian Downs, JD, MHA

Released December 16, 2020


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