AONN+ Conference Highlights

Leigha Senter-Jamieson, MS, LGC, and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, discusses the ever-evolving landscape of cancer genetics and genomics and informed navigators how best to broach the subject with their patients while still prioritizing their treatment preferences.
Poor health literacy can lead to poor health outcomes. Helping patients to comprehend complex health information decreases their risk of negative outcomes while providing an optimal approach to patient-centered care.
The survivorship care plan (SCP) is used to assist cancer survivors with the transition from active treatment to the survivorship phase; all nurses play a significant role in the delivery of this vital aspect of survivorship care.
To advance quality patient care and ensure all parties are working toward a common goal, navigators must integrate with oncology/hematology physician practices. At the AONN+ 8th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS discussed approaches to integration.
An athlete doesn’t win an Olympic gold medal alone, and a patient doesn’t beat cancer alone. It takes a team to succeed, and navigators are a vital part of that team, according to Shannon Miller, 7-time Olympic medalist and ovarian cancer survivor.
AONN+ presenter Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA discusses the unique health risks and challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals when dealing with cancer and how navigators can help.
At the heart of the Oncology Medical Home is triage, according to Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board certified medical oncologist at New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, and founder of Innovative Oncology Business Solutions (IOBS).
AONN+ presenter Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, offers advice and tools for navigators starting out in this burgeoning, but often daunting field.
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