A reflection on the beginnings of navigation and a vision of its future.
The opioid crisis, although not new to the United States, has gained significant attention since the government recognition and subsequent announcement of the problem in 2017.
JONS Editor in Chief, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, offers her insights on the timely topic of commercially available genetic testing.
In an effort to understand a day in the life of a thoracic navigator, we spent some time with Wendy Brooks, RN, ONN-CG. Ms Brooks obtained her certification as generalist oncology nurse navigator through the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and was instrumental in the development of the AONN+ specialty certification exam in thoracic oncology.
For patients with cancer, repeal of the ACA would be catastrophic. Health reform expanded health insurance coverage for 20 million Americans, the majority of whom had been uninsured for more than 3 years.