Navigation & Survivorship News

Connecting Patients with Resources—Do They Follow Through?

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.

Oncology Provider Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Changes to Survivorship Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted healthcare to an unprecedented degree. This article provides an overview of the burden of the pandemic on provider outlook and describes changes to survivorship care.

Financial Barriers to Care

Amid rising inflation, we need to reassess patients for their financial hardships and the assistance we can offer.

Where Are the Local Navigator Networks (LNN)?

AONN+ has been making a concerted effort to develop a local and regional network of navigators to facilitate communication and education among peers and to improve patient outcomes and survivorship.

Updated Patient Navigation Guide!

The GW Cancer Center offers updated training materials and resources for patient navigators.

Don’t Postpone Joy

We should encourage patients with advanced cancers to rethink the timing of doing things that bring them joy.

AONN+ Scholarship Program Supports Annual Conference Attendance

The AONN+ Scholarship Program provides scholarships for navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators to attend the AONN+ Annual Conference.

Young Patients with Breast Cancer Living with Regret

Oncology navigators need to make sure that patients with breast cancer actively participate in the decision-making about their care and treatment.

Do You Know Your Financial Resources?

Oncology navigators are well aware of the effect that financial toxicity can have on cancer outcomes and the patient’s quality of life. Explore the financial knowledge and resources to share with your coworkers and patients.

White People Teaching Each Other: Talking About Race in Healthcare

We need to create a deep bench of healthcare leaders with diverse perspectives, otherwise we may impose a “minority tax” on minoritized people in visible leadership roles.