Treating Patients with Mental Illness

Video Library published on October 17, 2019 in Mental Health
Steve Pitman, JD
President, Board of Directors
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lake Forest, California
Steve Pittman believes a team approach is needed to effectively treat mental illness and encourages oncology navigators to engage the patient's loved ones.
Related Items
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Anxiety Management Before Cancer Surgery
Mu Lin
AONN+ Blog published on August 22, 2022 in 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.
Navigators and Social Workers: Complementary Roles
Steve Pitman, JD
Video Library published on October 17, 2019 in Coordination of Care/Care Transitions
Steve Pittman believes it's important for oncology navigators and social workers to work together to best serve their patients.
Navigators vs Social Workers in Providing Psychosocial Support
Steve Pitman, JD
Video Library published on October 17, 2019 in Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment, Role of the Navigator
Steve Pittman sees overlap in the roles of the oncology navigator and the social worker in providing psychosocial support. He believes one of the most important jobs for either oncology team member is to simply listen to the patient.