Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum (Second Edition)

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The second edition of Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum provides novice and experienced nurse navigators with an overview of the role of the nurse navigator in cancer care and outlines the development of a navigation program, the skills and training needed to work as a nurse navigator, methods to evaluate outcomes, and issues related to assisting patients with specific types of cancers.

You'll find support in the key responsibilities of navigation, including

  • Partnering with patients and families to keep them informed, facilitating shared decision making, effectively addressing any barriers to care, providing pertinent education, and managing patient expectations
  • Collaborating with physicians and healthcare providers to assist in implementing the care plan
  • Coordinating with other departments and resources to ensure timely access and care.

This book is essential reading for oncology nurse navigators as they advocate for patients as part of an interprofessional team.

Member Price: $93.00Nonmember Price: $139.00
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Oncology Nursing Society
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Chapter 2 - Oncology Nurse Navigator Role and Competencies

This chapter gives a brief history regarding ONN competency development, reviews findings from two role delineation studies, and distinguishes the roles of nurse navigator, lay navigator, social worker, care coordinator, and oncology nurse generalist (...

Chapter 3 - Settings and Models of Patient Navigation

Steven Patierno
Chapter 3 highlights the longitudinal and disease-specific models of patient navigation and provides examples of barriers and interventions for patients with lung, breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. Additional content explores how different models...

Chapter 4 - Determining Community and Program Needs

Cindy Stern
Chapter 4 examines issues surrounding determining community and program needs. A question-and-answer format is used throughout the chapter to discuss developing a process for patient navigation and conducting an analysis of resources and care barriers to...

Chapter 5 - Applying Organizational Savvy

Jane S. Jensen
Deborah M. Christensen
Chapter 5 addresses key initiatives that influence administrator and physician decisions and presents several strategies that ONNs can use to demonstrate the value-added services of a strong navigation program. The chapter concludes with an exemplar of...

Chapter 6 - Understanding the Business of Navigation

Rosangel Klein
Pamela J. Haylock
Chapter 6 applies narrative reports, peer-reviewed research, and organizational documents to offer readers guidance in planning, implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of oncology nurse navigation as nurse-led strategies and interventions to...

Chapter 9 - Navigating Each Phase of the Patient Journey

Lori McMullen
Sharon Cavone
Chapter 9 provides a brief overview of the ONN Professional Practice Framework and the Oncology Nurse Navigation Care Model and their importance as the foundation for guiding the work of ONNs. Each phase of the cancer continuum has unique issues and...

Chapter 10 - Unique Navigation Issues

Alice S. Kerber
Chapter 10 provides case studies of navigation processes outside a particular system or practice and demonstrates the importance of collaboration and awareness of resources across different neighborhoods or areas.

Chapter 11 - Prehabilitation Resources

Elisa Soulier
Chapter 11 provides an overview of prehabilitation (prehab) programs and explores how improving physical and psychological function in the earliest stage of cancer care can be one solution to helping people begin to move through this significant life...

Chapter 12 - Personalized Medicine and Novel Therapies

Debra Wujcik
This chapter provides an overview of the evolution of personalized medicine, categories of personalized medicine therapies, and nursing implications for navigation, education, and symptom management. It also details the mechanism of action of treatments...

Chapter 14 - Spiritual Considerations

Rev. Diane Baldwin
Chapter 14 explores the benefit of addressing spiritual care in the oncology population, provides assessment strategies for recognizing spiritual distress, and offers self-care strategies for healthcare providers.

Chapter 15 - Cancer-Related Legal Issues

Joanna Fawzy Morales
Monica Bryant
Chapter 15 provides a brief overview of the most common cancer-related legal issues that individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers face and suggests resources that may be useful in supporting ONNs in their role.

Chapter 16 - Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care

Kanan Shah
Yousuf Zafar
Fumiko Chino
Chapter 16 answers questions regarding the economic, medical, physical, and mortality consequences of financial toxicity. From this foundational knowledge, the healthcare team, and oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) specifically, can take concrete steps to...

Chapter 17 - Sexuality and Body Image

Sueann Mark
Chapter 17 provides techniques for addressing sexuality with patients, describes common sexual health concerns faced by both women and men diagnosed with cancer, discusses body image concerns, and identifies best practices for caring for lesbian, gay,...

Chapter 18 - Integrating Technologies to Facilitate Navigation

Sangeeta Agarawal
Chapter 18 presents an overview of the types of available health technologies that can enable ONNs to meet the demands and the promise of their role. This chapter examines a process for nurses to develop their own plan for technology evaluation and...

Chapter 21 - Survivorship Navigation

Darcy Burbage
Susan M. Schneider
Chapter 21 provides an overview of common long-term and late side effects of cancer treatment, identifies components of a treatment summary and SCP, discusses barriers to SCP delivery, and offers examples of how ONNs can address survivorship issues...

Chapter 22 - Patients With Severe Mental Illness or Impairment

Helen Meldrum
Chapter 22 focuses on how oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) can effectively communicate with patients with cancer who also have severe, preexisting mental illness or impairment, defined as a mental, cognitive, behavioral, or emotional disorder resulting...

Chapter 23 - Gero-Oncology Considerations

Sarah H. Kagan
Chapter 23 provides essential background, evidence, and resources to achieve competency in gero-oncology nurse navigation using the age-friendly model. Discussion of frailty screening, geriatric assessment, and intervention anchors consideration of age-...

Chapter 24 - Adolescents and Young Adults

Casey Walsh
Bradley Zebrack
This chapter will discuss specific issues and supportive care strategies as they apply to working with AYAs across key domains of cancer survivorship (Alfano & Rowland, 2009), including medical care, side effects and symptoms, psychological–spiritual...