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.
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.
July 11, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Barriers to Care
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.
June 15, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Financial Toxicity
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.
Takeaways from Episode 21 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: Leadership for Navigation
May 25, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
Oncology navigation program directors share their insights on developing sustainable oncology navigation programs that provide values to healthcare administrators, patients, and providers.
May 9, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Breast Cancer, Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescent and young adult survivors of breast cancer may face many of the same challenges as other cancer survivors, but some concerns, such as childcare and infertility, are especially salient for them.
April 20, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
In addition to being soft and huggable, a Lillie bear helps with recovery after a breast cancer surgery and honors a name well-known in the cancer field.
March 18, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Lung Cancer
Lung cancer screening can help detect the cancer early and facilitate treatment that is likely to be curative. Guidelines have been developed for clinicians to interpret screening results and recommend management.
Takeaways from Episode 20 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: Perspectives on Certification
March 2, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
AONN+ Foundation for Learning Director of Certification Lisa Hartman and a group of experts discuss the value of oncology navigator certification from the perspectives of patient navigators, nurse navigators, healthcare administrators, and physicians.
February 23, 2022 | AONN+ Blog
In this episode, AONN+ leaders Emily Gentry and Monica Dean have a hearty discussion on self-love and share some “lessons learned” for oncology navigators to manage stress and anxiety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, from loving yourself, movement, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork, and adequate sleep, to healthy diet and hydration.
February 16, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Membership
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) always stands ready to support our members and the oncology navigator community with innovative education, tools, and resources.
January 1, 2022 | AONN+ Blog | Membership
As the largest organization dedicated to oncology navigation, AONN+ is an avenue that empowers the navigator community by fostering critical reflections and active participation.
December 1, 2021 | AONN+ Blog | Membership
To provide optimal care for patients with cancer, we must be able to provide equitable care for all. The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) has been striving to create opportunities for all its members that will contribute to providing equitable care.
November 29, 2021 | AONN+ Blog | Research
Fertility preservation can lead to greater options for family-building following cancer treatment. Duke University researchers utilized oncofertility navigation to reduce access barriers to fertility counseling and preservation.
November 1, 2021 | AONN+ Blog | Membership
Leadership is important for the success and development of the oncology navigation profession. AONN+ committees allow members to step into a leadership role and enhance their careers.
Takeaways from Episode 16 of the Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: Leadership - Communication, Creativity and Cultivation
October 27, 2021 | AONN+ Blog
Oncology navigators and team leaders have a shared responsibility to make the team work cohesively and people bond easily. In episode 16 of the AONN+ Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss navigation leadership, teamwork, and the importance of collaboration.
October 11, 2021 | AONN+ Blog | Breast Cancer, Barriers to Care, Research
Yale University researchers say a community-based, collaborative oncology navigation approach works better than primarily hospital-based services in helping underserved minority women with breast cancer.
October 1, 2021 | AONN+ Blog | Membership
Through community and industry collaborations, AONN+ strives to advance professional development of oncology healthcare professionals and bring quality care to patients.
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