Navigation & Survivorship News
AONN+’s Local Navigation Network (LNN) leaders exhibit many strengths. In part two of this series, Sharon Gentry discusses how LNN leaders demonstrate persistence, creativity, and other traits in their role, applying them for the benefit of their members and profession.
AONN+’s Local Navigation Network (LNN) leaders exhibit many strengths. Learn about some of these traits and hear how LNN leaders across the country are applying them for the benefit of their members and profession.
Professional colleagues can become a constant and significant part of our daily routines. So how does this change if one of them is diagnosed with cancer? In this article, we offer some tips to help individuals support co-workers throughout cancer treatment.
Sharon Gentry reflects on the highlights of the past couple months, including a warm reception from the South Texas Local Navigator Network (LNN)—led by Nicola Stewart and Stephen Mazer—during our 2023 Annual Conference, and the many LNN activities across the nation that have amplified AONN+’s mission and the navigation profession at large.
When diagnosed with cancer, one of the first things people worry about is their ability to work. The good news is that there are steps that your patients and their employers can take to strike a balance between cancer treatments and work responsibilities.
Two years ago, when faced with the tremendous need for a professional home for chronic and complex care nurse navigators, we took the plunge and founded the Association of Chronic & Complex Care Nurse Navigators (ACCCNN). That decision culminated in our inaugural ACCCNN Summit in November.
AONN+ is proud to name the KONN as this year’s Outstanding LNN Award Winner. We congratulate KONN on this achievement and celebrate its spirit of collaboration and professional commitment!
Studies have shown that, when in a stressful situation, people retain as little as 10% of what they were told. Click below for tips on how to deliver compassionate and clear communication that will help patients process their diagnosis and make informed decisions about their care.
The Northwest Navigation Network is the only local navigation network (LNN) on the West Coast, north of California. Given this vast geographical area, we hold our meetings in a virtual forum, meeting monthly via Zoom. This allows us to connect navigators from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, many who live and work in rural areas. In an effort to seek out more community resources for our LNN members and patients in these communities, we designed a Virtual Community Resource Fair. We have held 2 resource fairs, each happening annually in the fall. In this article, we provide tips for hosting your own virtual fair.
Three vaccines are being recommended this year: COVID, flu, and RSV. Each vaccine has its own unique considerations that both navigators and patients should be familiar with. Read on for a breakdown of each vaccine along with tips on how navigators can set the best examples for their oncology patients.