Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation

Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is proud to present the Heart and Soul of Navigation podcast series! Once a month, we will release a new episode that features key opinion leaders in oncology navigation highlighting stories from the front lines, best practices and lessons learned throughout their careers, and resources and support services. Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation provides a platform for navigators to discuss topics within 8 domains of knowledge: Community Outreach & Prevention, Coordination of Care/Care Transitions, Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment, Psychosocial Support Services and Assessment, Survivorship/End of Life, Professional Roles and Responsibilities, Operational Management/Organizational Development/Health Economics, Research/Quality/Performance Improvement

Episodes

April 28, 2021 13 min

Natalie Fellers and Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN, are co-chairs of the AONN+ Professional Development Committee. In this episode of the Heart and Soul of Navigation podcast, Natalie and Patti discuss the mission of the committee to provide mentorship support in areas of quality, process improvement, metrics, and reporting, and the importance of mentorship in the field of oncology navigation.

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Devon Ciampa, LMSW, and Megan Solinger, MHS, MA, OPN-CG, discuss coordination of care for adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with cancer and the specific barriers this population faces, including mortality awareness, learning independence, and how to navigate their cancer journey in this transitional age range.

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In this episode, Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation Program Development at AONN+, and Zarek Mena, OPN-CG, Women’s Health Program Manager at Smilow Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital, discuss the role an oncology patient navigator plays in assisting their patients with cancer who may be facing health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as food insecurity and transportation barriers.

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January 27, 2021 32 min

Kristina Rua, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, and Sue Ellen Glover, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, ONN-CG, tap into the Professional Roles and Responsibilities domain in How to Implement a Successful LNN: Interview with Local Leaders. Hear from these key opinion leaders as they explain building programs and creating goals and objectives that ensure success.

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In this episode, Rani Khetarpal, MBA, and Christian Downs, JD, MHA, tap into Operational/Organizational Development and Health Economics in AONN+ Strategic Initiatives – Members Organization – “Your Voice Matters.Hear from these key opinion leaders as they discuss value-based care and the power of the navigator’s voice.

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November 18, 2020 16 min

AONN+ Policy and Advocacy leaders Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, MSW, and Clara Lambert, BBA, OPN-CG, tap into the Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment knowledge domain in How to Best Use Advocacy Organizations. Hear the conversation between key opinion leaders in this area as they explore the social issues and challenges navigators should overcome to enrich patient care.

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Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG;, Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN;, Margaret Rummel RN, MHA, OCN, NE-BC, HON-ONN-CG;, and Zarek Mena, OPN-CG, tap into the Professional Development and the Role of Certification knowledge domain in Professional Roles and Responsibilities.

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September 23, 2020 20 min

Tap into the Community Outreach and Prevention knowledge domain in Challenges with Disparate Populations. Hear the conversation between key opinion leaders in this area as they explore the social issues and challenges navigators should overcome to enrich patient care.

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AONN+ Genetics & Genomics Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Klemp and Frank dela Rama discuss the domain of care coordination as it relates to the navigator pledge and put a focus on the barriers preventing patients and their care team from receiving the proper information/education about genetics testing.

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AONN+ leaders Pamela Goetz, BA, OPN-CG, and Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, tap into the Psychosocial Support Services and Assessment knowledge domain in How to Implement a Successful Virtual Environment for Support Programs.

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