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Patient Advocacy/Empowerment

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.
Healthcare is a vitally important issue for the nation, and it is essential that people from all sides of the issue work together to find solutions says AONN+ Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair Elizabeth Franklin
Oncology navigators see the effects drug policies have on patients firsthand, and AONN+ has been actively engaged in the debates surrounding prescription cancer drug access and pricing. Elizabeth Franklin discusses the need for AONN+ continue its work in patient advocacy and how it is as important now as it has ever been.
AONN+ Policy and Advocacy Chair Elizabeth Franklin explains why AONN+ has joined with national coalitions and why it will continue to add its voice to the policy conversation on healthcare, both for patients and for the profession of oncology navigation.
Career Social Worker and AONN+ Leadership Council Member Elizabeth Franklin discusses the motives behind the creation of the AONN+ Policy and Advocacy Committee and the impact that policies at every level have on patient care.
Claire White speaks to the need for nurse navigators to continue helping to break down the economic and social barriers that prevent all people from having equal access to advanced treatments.
Nurse Navigator Claire White talks about the barriers that block novel treatments from reaching certain patients and the need for patient advocacy.
Claire White addresses another aspect of care: helping patients gather resources to pay for their treatment.
Clara Lambert recommends bringing a "second set of ears" to appointments because people hear things differently and patients are often overwhelmed. A friend or partner can help focus the conversation.
Hear why Dr Morganna Freeman stresses the importance of bringing an extra set of ears to appointments.
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