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
Professional Development: Mentorship
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...
Young Adults with Cancer
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...
The Role of the Patient Navigator: Responding to Crisis
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...
How to Implement a Successful LNN
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...
AONN+ Strategic Initiatives – Members Organization – “Your Voice Matters”
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...
How to Best Use Advocacy Organizations
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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