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After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, patients often find treatment options dauntingly confusing. Just like a bra, there is no “one size fits all.” We’ve compiled a list of considerations to share with patients debating options to help them confidently make informed decisions.
Many assume that when a person is approaching the end of life, their family members will set aside their differences and come together in a loving way. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen…and you, as their navigator or nurse, are likely to get caught in the fray. In her latest column, Lillie provides some ground rules and tips to help you advocate for your patient in these situations.
Navigators know how valuable hospice care is for patients with advanced cancer, but there is still a lot of misconception on the topic for those less familiar with it. Lillie Shockney offers expert guidance on how navigators can help make the transition to hospice care easier and more meaningful for patients in her latest Insights into Navigation article.
Changing leaves and pumpkin spice coffee aren’t the only things we should be thinking about this fall. In her latest Insights into Navigation blog, Lillie D. Shockney highlights the importance of routine vaccines for navigators and our patients.
Can we limit the amount of information that goes unheard and/or is incorrectly recalled by patients? Lillie D. Shockney shares best practices on how to deliver memorable follow-up instructions in her latest contribution to the Insights into Navigation blog.
Amid rising inflation, we need to reassess patients for their financial hardships and the assistance we can offer.
We should encourage patients with advanced cancers to rethink the timing of doing things that bring them joy.
Oncology navigators need to make sure that patients with breast cancer actively participate in the decision-making about their care and treatment.
Navigators need to be aware of the mental health issues that patients with cancer may face during and after their treatment.
Oncology navigators need to follow proper HIPAA procedures before releasing patient information to people who request it.
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