This book discusses how effective navigation requires a team approach to oncology care and should never be considered an "add-on" resource or service. The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN) is the only national professional organization for navigation professionals, and has more than 6,000 members, 90% of which are oncology nurse navigators. They are the experts on creating team-based programs, which remove the risk of others trying to reinvent the wheel by designing a navigation program from scratch. They also understand the role of effective navigation across the entire continuum of care, and understand and are able to apply other key aspects of navigation, including clinical trial screenings and tumor board coordination and monitoring, as well as measurement using evidence-based navigation metrics, to name but a few.It is the only book designed to educate and support anyone developing a new navigation program, or wanting to improve one they have created.As such it offers a guide for cancer centers needing to develop and implement an oncology navigation program; understand and successfully meet and exceed the Commission on Cancer accreditation standards linked to navigation; expand or improve their current navigation program as well as demonstrate its value using reliable measurable results, including patient satisfaction and improved- quality clinical outcomes. This comprehensive book also provides insights into applying the information presented to the real world of oncology care.
Lillie D. Shockney is a professor of surgery and oncology as well as having been appointed by the Dean of the School of Medicine and the President of the University to a faculty chair (University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer at Johns Hopkins). She is a registered nurse with a BS in healthcare administration and a master's degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University, and her employment began at Hopkins in 1983. She serves as the director of the breast center and the director of cancer survivorship programs for the cancer center. Professor Shockney is the founder and program director of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). She has received 52 awards-46 national and 6 state awards, including being inducted into the Maryland Women Hall of Fame and recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Most Amazing Nurse in America. Well known for her public speaking and literary work, she has published 14 prior books and more than 275 articles on breast cancer, cancer navigation, survivorship care, metastatic breast cancer, and patient advocacy.
Chapter 1. What is team-based oncology care? Chapter 2. History of oncology patient and nurse navigation Linda Burhansstipanov Chapter 3. Quality cancer care Lynne Padgett and Mandi Pratt-Chapman Chapter 4. Building a navigation program Linda Burhansstipanov Chapter 5. Navigation across the continuum of care Linda Burhansstipanov Chapter 6. Community outreach Linda Fleisher Chapter 7. Always beginning with a barrier assessment and identification of the patient's life goals Lillie Shockney Chapter 8. Diagnosis and preparing the patient for their oncology consultations Peg Rummel Chapter 9. Treatment-surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, biologic targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy Linda Burhansstipanov and Mandi Pratt-Chapman Chapter 10. Transitioning to survivorship Jen Klemp, Lynne Padgett, Mandi Pratt-Chapman and Pam Goetz Chapter 11. Transitioning to end-of-life care Lillie Shockney Chapter 12. Multidisciplinary tumor boards and the role of navigation Sharon Gentry Chapter 13. Navigators' roles in screening and educating patients about clinical trials Sharon Gentry Chapter 14. Understanding role delineation of the multidisciplinary team members Elizabeth Hoffler Chapter 15. Measuring the impact navigation has on patient care by supporting the multidisciplinary team Elaine Sein, Danelle Johnston, Tricia Strusowski, Mandi Pratt-Chapman Chapter 16. Navigation tools and resources