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.
AONN+ Co-Founder and Program Director Lillie D. Shockney discusses her involvement with US TOO, an advocacy organization for patients with prostate cancer. Ms Shockney speaks about the need to revisit the way decisions about treatment are made to ensure that the needs of the patient are foremost and that the treatment does not harm the patient.
AONN+ Metrics Subcommittee Co-Chairs Danelle Johnston and Tricia Strusowski describe how the AONN+ National Navigation Metrics study attempts to find a way to measure progams and performance in order to demonstrate the ways in which oncology navigators impact patient experience and outcomes, and providers' return on investment.
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