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

January 25, 2024 18 mins

To close out this 3-part series, Terri Conneran, founder of KRAS (Knowledge + Research + Advocacy = Survivorship) Kickers, Jennifer Aversano, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, a lung nurse navigator at Northwest Community Hospital, and Claudia Miller, RN, ONC, ONN-CG, a thoracic oncology nurse navigator at Hollings Cancer Center, will explore the CEACAM 5 biomarker, clinical trial recruitment strategies deployed by navigators, and the role tha...

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In this second episode, Terri Conneran, founder of KRAS (Knowledge + Research + Advocacy = Survivorship) Kickers, Jennifer Aversano, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, a lung nurse navigator at Northwest Community Hospital, and Claudia Miller, RN, ONC, ONN-CG, a thoracic oncology nurse navigator at Hollings Cancer Center, discuss key considerations for patients in biomarkers from a navigator’s perspective and dive deeper into novel biomarkers, ...

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In this first episode, Terri Conneran, founder of KRAS (Knowledge + Research + Advocacy = Survivorship) Kickers, Jennifer Aversano, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, a lung nurse navigator at Northwest Community Hospital, and Claudia Miller, RN, ONC, ONN-CG, a thoracic oncology nurse navigator at Hollings Cancer Center, examine the ever-evolving biomarker landscape and the critical role navigators play in ensuring timely testing, appropriate f...

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June 8, 2023 48 mins

In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, our participants will examine the survivorship phase of the cancer continuum including the role of the navigator in survivorship. Two myeloma survivors, Doug Keller and Maddie Hunter will discuss their survivorship journey including how they are giving back, the common struggles cancer survivors face after treatment, and the significance of surveillance in survivorship.

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Clinical Trial Committee members Mary Salazar and Lilliana Larsson discuss clinical trials in oncology, the importance of increasing diversity representation,  and the impact it has on the future of oncology medicine.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the lack of diversity in clinical trials and the effect is has on oncology care
  2. Understand the role of the clinical trial navigator and the impact navigation has on increasing diversity in the cli...
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Clinical Trial Committee members Mary Salazar and Lilliana Larsson discuss clinical trials in oncology, the importance of increasing diversity representation,  and the impact it has on the future of oncology medicine.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the lack of diversity in clinical trials and the effect is has on oncology care
  2. Understand the role of the clinical trial navigator and the impact navigation has on increasing diversity ...
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February 15, 2023 23 mins

BOLD Mentorship participants, Peg Rummel and Amie Booth share their experience, insights, and lessons learned from their time in the AONN+ Bold Mentorship Academy as well as dive into some AONN+ professional development opportunities in 2023.  

Objectives: The listener will be able to

  1. Identify the role of mentorship in navigation profession and benefits of mentorship
  2. Understand the reciprocal relationship between mentor/mentee
  3. Expl...
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December 19, 2022 34 mins

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 care ...

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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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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.

Read more about this episode on AONNonline.org.

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August 25, 2021 40 mins

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.

Read more about this episode on AONNonline.org.

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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.

Read more about this episode on AONNonline.org.

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June 23, 2021 27 mins

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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