Navigation researchers are recognized at the AONN+ Annual Conference for outstanding contributions to the field and to the navigation literature. It is our pleasure to present the 2022 Exceptional Research in Navigation Award winners!
American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs) are the only racial groups with documented, statistically significant geographic differences in cancer incidence, mortality, and survival compared with all other racial groups in the United States, according to Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH, member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and president of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc.
Navigation programs continue to flourish in the oncology setting and expand into the chronic disease space. As navigation continues to grow and evolve, the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is committed to providing professional development opportunities.
This qualitative descriptive study explored the benefits of ACP as an expanded role for the ONN by describing the perspectives of appointed healthcare power of attorney (HCPOA) agents for lung cancer patients who had their ACP discussion led by an ONN.