Navigation Links
GW Cancer Institute conducts survey on moving toward quality patient-centered care
Date:6/4/2014

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2014) In order to meet new cancer program accreditation standards, institutions have placed new focus on patient navigation, psychosocial distress screening, and survivorship care plans. Recently published research by the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute found these new programs are experiencing "growing pains." The results of a nationwide survey conducted by the GW Cancer Institute and reviewed in the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship, found that health care professionals could most benefit from greater evaluation of their program's impact.

"This national study from GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy provides insights into current approaches and barriers for patient-centered care in practice," said Mandi Pratt-Chapman, M.A., director of the GW Cancer Institute. "These findings will help us focus our collective efforts to address identified gaps such as navigation role delineation and how to measure value of these programs."

The survey, completed by 100 healthcare providersmany of them patient navigators and nursesfound that nearly half of respondents had both a navigation and survivorship program at their institution. Full-time navigators had an average patient load of 100-400 patients, in various phases of the cancer continuum of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and posttreatment. Respondents identified a wide range of measurements and tracking tools, with a heavy reliance on low-tech options. The greatest challenge area identified was a lack of funding. While demonstrating value was seen as a way to sustain navigation programs, nearly 60 percent of respondents were not tracking value at all. Additionally, role clarity was cited as an important challenge.

The research found that patient navigators assisting patients during screening may be able to navigate a significantly greater number of patients annually than navigators assisting patients after diagnosis; and navigators supporting patients in treatment may need a smaller caseload than navigators supporting patients in other points of the continuum. The results also indicated a need to identify financially sustainable models for patient navigation and clinical survivorship programs, as well as a consensus on core measures.

"Our results provide critical insight into implementation practices as it relates to navigation and survivorship programs from institutions around the country," said Anne Willis, M.A., director of the division of cancer survivorship at the GW Cancer Institute. "These findings will help health care professionals who are working to create and improve programs, where little guidance is available."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
3. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
4. How a cancer drug leads to diabetes
5. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
6. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
7. Eliminating the good cholesterol receptor may fight breast cancer
8. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
9. Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
10. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
11. Targeted therapeutics for colon cancer to be presented at AACR meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/18/2019)... ... July 18, 2019 , ... ... elected officials in Congress about new bills to protect patients from unexpected out-of-network ... Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act ( H.R. 3502 ), introduced in ...
(Date:7/18/2019)... , ... July 18, 2019 , ... LEAD Hospitality Group ... organized by the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia. The event is scheduled to take place ... Building 4 at Concourse Parkway, right under the King & Queen Buildings. LEAD Hospitality ...
(Date:7/18/2019)... ... 18, 2019 , ... We are pleased to honor thirteen ... Super Doctor Rising Star ! Each year, Texas Monthly asks doctors across ... own medical care. The Super Doctors research team then investigates independently. Candidates are ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... thought leader offering fresh, insightful, honest perspectives on today’s issues affecting humanity at ... Noon, 12 p.m. PST on Saturday, July 20, 2019. , Guruji Mahendra ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... enterprise-wide solutions to health plans participating in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Marketplace programs ... solution for Providers featuring Electronic Health Records (EHR) integration at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/19/2019)... ... July 19, 2019 , ... Robinson Pharma, Inc., is proud ... the facilities was audited by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute using an accredited ... Food Safety Code for Manufacturing, Edition 8. , The SQF Certification program is trusted ...
(Date:7/18/2019)... ... 18, 2019 , ... Fresh blueberries are now found just a step away ... edible berry bushes. , These ornamental berry shrubs, which took more than 20 years ... on the patio in containers, not out of sight in the back yard where ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... , ... July 17, 2019 , ... Soliant, a leading ... Center and Family Clinic Avera as its 2019 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. ... than 8.5 million - were cast for the 96 hospitals nominated. Supporters from across ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: