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September 15, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Nurse Navigation, Membership
A Navigator shares how lessons learned at the AONN+ Annual Conference led her care team to make impactful practice changes
August 22, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Mental Health
Preoperative anxiety before cancer surgery may adversely affect patient outcomes. A research study attempted to alleviate anxiety symptoms by utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach that involves oncology nurse navigator, behavioral health nurse, social worker, dietitian, and surgeon.
August 8, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Many patients with cancer have noncancer medical conditions. The presence of comorbidity impacts almost every stage of a cancer journey and may either facilitate or delay the early detection of certain cancers.
August 1, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Membership
Attending the AONN+ Annual Conference helped validate and improve my tracking of prior authorization work, distress screenings, social work referrals, and new patient referral documentation to show the need for additional staff in these areas.
July 25, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Navigation
In the field of cancer care, there is a growing acknowledgment of the value of indigenous patient navigators in improving patient outcomes.
Transportation barriers particularly affect patients with cancer who need timely access to care. Read on for strategies to address these barriers as presented at the 2022 AONN+ Midyear Conference.
July 5, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Membership
I said it then, and I say it now—oncology is a calling. But being a navigator truly puts life into perspective.
June 27, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Breast Cancer
For patients with breast cancer who need surgery, we should encourage them to think this way—“when you look down, don’t see that your breast is gone; see instead that the cancer is gone.”
Financial toxicity impacts treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients with cancer. Researchers say establishing sustainable oncology-designated financial navigation roles is imperative to expanding patient support and improving health and financial outcomes of patients.
June 13, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Membership
As a burnout coach and from my own experience, I have found practicing self-love and self-compassion is an effective tool for improving personal resiliency that can help increase a navigator’s compassion for patients.
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