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 sessions, “Social Media in Cancer Care: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” brought together a panel comprised of a technology expert, nurse navigator, and patient advocate and survivor to discuss the use of social media as it pertains to clinicians and patients with cancer.
One of the speakers was Stacey Tinianov, an independent patient and community engagement consultant in the San Francisco Bay area.
As Tinianov notes in the video below, where she discusses the session and value of social media:
I think social media … really bridges these really vast and wide divides between a patient community, a physician community, a researcher community, a caregiver community and just kind of puts everybody on this even playing field so there’s this exchange of information that happens in way that can’t happen face to face because of time constraints, because of access issues, because of HIPAA.