September 2016 Vol 7, No 8

Nancy Gordon, PhD, offers strategies that nurse navigators can use in the care of cancer patients to help strengthening the body through strengthening the mind and spirit with the goal of improving outcomes.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The AONN+ is a CoC member organization.
Metrics are the key to demonstrating the value of navigation along the cancer care continuum. Navigation metrics can demonstrate the benefit of the program to the institution and demonstrate the value of the navigator.
In her presentation at the East Coast Regional Meeting of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Ms Wendy Porter discussed regulations related to insurance coverage of clinical trials and how to remove barriers to such coverage.
Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, presents an overview of complementary and alternative medicine.
JONS editorial board member Mandi Pratt-Chapman advocates for a return to basic ethics to guide us in attending to LGBTQ-specific needs of our healthcare system.
In this special edition of the Evidence into Practice Newsletter, the authors discuss supporting and empowering patients to make informed decisions, navigating the healthcare system, and building strong partnerships with providers while working toward system improvement to support patient-centered care.
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