The 2nd annual Oncology Nurse Advisor (ONA) Navigation Summit recently took place in Orlando, Fla.
The ONA Navigation Summit addressed topics and issues directly impacting today’s nurse navigators.
One of the Summit’s breakout sessions served as an introductory course to navigation.
“Navigation 101: The Importance of Patient-Centered Care” was delivered by Jean Sellers, RN, OCN, ONA board member, oncology nurse and administrative director of the UNC Cancer Network, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She discussed the role of the oncology navigator in cancer care using examples from established, best practice programs.
As Sellers notes in the video below, where she discusses her presentation:
The importance of this particular session is that it will enable the nurses that attend to understand that it’s not just having a nurse navigator in place. It’s so much more than that. The nurses can be responsible for the process to ensure that the patient is safely guided through the entire cancer experience, from being out in the community, coming to the hospital, going through the hospital and then back to the community with the resources that they need as well as the barriers to care that have been identified.