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The holidays are a challenging time for everyone, and can be even more so for those who are underserved and going through cancer treatment.
It has been an exciting summer and fall as new LNNs have formed to promote oncology navigation in their areas! Many are new, some have been meeting regularly for years and others are adventuring out in a new format!
The power imbalance between patients and providers cannot be overstated. As a navigator, you should assess patient understanding by assessing patients’ capacity to self-advocate, and help them optimize time with their doctors and treatment team (eg. prioritize questions, clarify information with treatment team).
Sadly, the answer to that question in the headline is likely “never.” Drug expenses are continuing to climb as newer and more sophisticated treatment options are being released for standard of care, co-payments and deductibles will continue to go up instead of down, and people cannot afford in most cases to take off from work for their cancer treatments.
Did you know that one in four employees will be diagnosed with cancer? There are some resources that can help you.
One way to improve upon your professional skills is to perform learning activities that address one's gaps in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities so you can help identify these patients.
If you only had 1 minute with a newly diagnosed cancer patient, how would you spend those 60 seconds?
Did you know that as little as a 6% weight loss predicts a reduced response to oncology treatment, reduced survival, and quality of life?
As a support provider to patients as they move through the healthcare system, a patient avigator must be educated and trained to effectively address the continually evolving needs of their patients.
Despite it being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we continue to have women decline mammogram screenings.
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