Navigation & Survivorship News

Plus Pointers: Cancer Survivorship

June 7th was National Cancer Survivors Day. Due to better screening and treatment, the number of cancer survivors is quickly growing.

Insights into Navigation: A nurse navigator’s role on a tumor board

I hope that all nurse navigators have the opportunity to attend tumor boards as well as have a pivotal role in coordinating them! Whether it is an organ specific tumor board (like breast, colorectal, lung, prostate) or a tumor board where everyone brings all of their cancer specific cases for a multidisciplinary review, you have a key role in these forums.

Members Memo: Interactive Learning

Do you ever feel that the world of oncology care is changing so fast that you cannot keep abreast of the latest in your area of care?

In the News: Is Conquer Magazine in your waiting room?

Conquer™ magazine is the premier forum for patients with cancer initiated by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).

Plus Pointers: Dealing with Ambiguity

Dealing with ambiguity is a part of every patient navigator’s job. You may often be asked to make decisions without having all of the available information.

Insights into Navigation: Update on certification for oncology nurse navigators

We are really making tremendous progress in the development and implementation of our certification program and exam!!

Members Memo: 5-15-2015

For those of you who missed the annual conference last year, you can hear the presentations that were part of the Fifth AONN Annual Conference. We recognize that it is difficult to get travel time or funding to go to conference so part of your membership is access to past conference presentations.

Plus Pointers: Engaging Patients

Patients who are involved in their care, including those from underserved populations, are more satisfied with their care, engage in healthier behaviors and frequently have better health outcomes.

Insights into Navigation: Navigation in an Academic Medical Institution: Within Which Mission Does It Fall?

For those of you working in an academic medical center or teaching institution, there are likely 3 overarching missions to be fulfilled: patient care, teaching, and research.

Members Memo: 5-1-2015

May is a month of traditional celebrations such as Mothers Day and Nurses Day. So “Happy Mothers Day” to all traditional mothers – the female parents and the same to all that “mother” individuals in the sense of exercising control, influence, or authority like that of a mother.