Satisfying Curiosity Through Research—One Navigator’s Story

Video Library published on December 19, 2023 in Research
Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN
Oncology Care Coordinator
The University of Vermont Health Network
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN, had a question about retention and distress of breast cancer patients within her practice, but had never conducted research. However, through the support of her mentor, Local Navigator Network, and other AONN+ resources, she has found the answers she sought and, in the process, discovered the tremendous satisfaction that comes from sharing knowledge to impact patient care.

Related Items
Takeaways from Episode 18 of The Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation Podcast: The Heart of a Researcher
Yvette Florio Lane
AONN+ Blog published on December 22, 2021 in Podcast Takeaways, Research
You don’t need a doctorate degree or the formal title of “researcher” to publish your research or to write grants that secure funding in aid of your practice or your patients. AONN+ leaders offer practical advice about pursuing evidence-based research necessary for successful funding applications.
Oncofertility Navigation Provides Fertility Assistance for Patients with Cancer
Mu Lin
AONN+ Blog published on November 29, 2021 in Research
Fertility preservation can lead to greater options for family-building following cancer treatment. Duke University researchers utilized oncofertility navigation to reduce access barriers to fertility counseling and preservation.
Collaborative Oncology Navigation Key to Tackling Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival
Mu Lin
AONN+ Blog published on October 11, 2021 in Breast Cancer, Barriers to Care, Research
Yale University researchers say a community-based, collaborative oncology navigation approach works better than primarily hospital-based services in helping underserved minority women with breast cancer.