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

December 19, 2022 34 min

Considering the year end is approaching, AONN + hopes to demonstrate our appreciation for navigators with an emphasis on celebrating the role of the navigator. We hope to encourage and inspire you as you listen to your navigation colleagues share their personal and professional experiences.

Objectives:

Listeners will:

Reflect on why they became a navigator

Learn how patient experiences have molded them

Identify ways navigators may c...

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In this session participants, will explore the value of the role of the oncology navigator within the multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Gleaning knowledge from experienced navigators flourishing in their multidisciplinary healthcare settings, listeners will explore best practices and communication tools essential for enhancing their navigation role amongst the oncology healthcare team.

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In this episode, Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH, OPN-CGSM, president of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc. (NACI), shares her insights on navigating disparate populations, with a focus on the indigenous communities in the United States.

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In this episode, Marsha Clements, RN, MSN/Ed, PhD, OCN, executive director of an oncology service line in New Hampshire, and Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, director of the Colorado Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) at University of Colorado Cancer Center, share insights on developing sustainable oncology navigation programs that provide values to healthcare administrators, patients, and providers.

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In this episode, Perspectives on Certification: Physician, Nurse, and Patient Navigator AONN+ Foundation for Learning Director of Certification Lisa Hartman and a group of experts discuss the value of oncology navigator certification from the perspectives of physicians, patient navigators, nurse navigators, and healthcare administrators. 

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February 15, 2022 37 min

In this episode, AONN+ leaders Emily Gentry and Monica Dean have a hearty discussion on self-love and share some “lessons learned” for oncology navigators to manage stress and anxiety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, from loving yourself, movement, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork, and adequate sleep, to healthy diet and hydration.

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December 22, 2021 31 min

Research can be done at many levels and take different forms, but it can be challenging to know where to begin and how to find collaborators and funders. In this podcast, Lisa Hartman, Director of Certification, AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc., leads a discussion with 2 seasoned researchers who share practical advice and suggest strategies for success for navigators who wish to embark on their own projects.

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November 24, 2021 27 min

In this episode, Monica Dean, AONN+ Director of Patient Navigation Programs, is joined by Cancer Support Community’s Susan Ash-Lee, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, Clinical Services and Education, and Kelly Hendershot, LGSW, LMSW, LSW, Senior Director, Institute for Excellence in Psychosocial Care, to discuss the emotional responses experienced by patients and caregivers during cancer treatment and beyond.

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In this episode, Kendra Barber, MHA, BSN, RN, OCN, and Mary Buffington, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, discuss leadership, teamwork, and collaboration among oncology multidisciplinary care teams.

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In this episode, Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN is joined by Janine E. Guglielmino, MA, Vice President, Mission Delivery, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and Jasmine Souers, Co-Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, For the Breast of Us to discuss Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s recently conducted needs assessment of young women with breast cancer.

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August 25, 2021 40 min

In this episode, AONN+ FFL Director of Certification Lisa Hartman is joined by Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, FAAN, FGSA, and Lora Rhodes, MSW, LSW to highlight the challenges of older patient populations in oncology and ageism in the healthcare system.

This special Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast episode is sponsored by Genentech.

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In this episode, Cindy Barnard, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN, and Zilipah Cruz, MSN-RN, discuss the challenges faced by tumor boards during the pandemic, and forecast the future of case conferences and virtual tumor boards.

This special Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast episode is sponsored by Genentech.

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June 23, 2021 27 min

Monica Dean, Director of Patient Navigation Program Development at AONN+, speaks with Sharon Frances, breast cancer survivor and Co-Founder of Well Beings Studio, and Melinda Bachini, who was diagnosed with stage IV cholangiocarcinoma and now serves as the Director of Advocacy at the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Sharon and Melinda are both previous nominees of the CONQUER: the patient voice Hero of Hope™ Patient Award. 

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In this episode, Ayesha Azam, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the PAN Foundation, and Joanna Morales, Chief Executive Officer of Triage Cancer explore how their organizations provide training, education materials, and more to patients, caregivers, and oncology care professionals to help address barriers in cancer care.

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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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March 24, 2021 23 min

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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