Becoming A Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

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Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator is an innovative new resource that guides nurses through the process of becoming a nurse navigator at breast cancer centers. Written by a nationally renowned expert nurse navigator, this essential resource provides direction on improving efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of care. Important features of the book include an overview of the history of navigation, case studies to reinforce concepts and information on becoming a certified nurse navigator. It also contains...
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Overview

Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator is an innovative new resource that guides nurses through the process of becoming a nurse navigator at breast cancer centers. Written by a nationally renowned expert nurse navigator, this essential resource provides direction on improving efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of care. Important features of the book include an overview of the history of navigation, case studies to reinforce concepts and information on becoming a certified nurse navigator. It also contains tools to help measure individual performance and demonstrate value to cancer center leaders. Becoming a Breast Center Nurse Navigator is a must-have resource for oncology nurses and administrators interested in patient advocacy and improved outcomes.
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Reviewer: Amanda L Crock, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book has practical instructions on how to guide breast cancer patients through the course of their treatment.
Purpose: It addresses the responsibilities of a breast cancer navigator and details the information institutions need to develop the nurse navigator role. The author provides clear, concise information that is easy to understand for the novice practitioner.
Audience: The book is directed to breast cancer practitioners who are involved in case management. The author is well known in the field and has nearly 30 years of experience.
Features: In describing the role of nurse navigator, the book provides extensive information on assisting patients through the course of their disease. The author suggests that nurse navigators experience the patient flow process by walking though the treatment appointment. Multiple case studies illustrate positive patient outcomes surrounding different scenarios. Quality outcome measures are also discussed.
Assessment: The book describes in detail the role of the nurse navigator, how to apply it in an institution, and how to measure outcomes. The breast cancer nurse navigator role is new and the book explores this uncharted territory in a clear and concise way.
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Reviewer: Amanda L Crock, BSN(University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book has practical instructions on how to guide breast cancer patients through the course of their treatment.
Purpose: It addresses the responsibilities of a breast cancer navigator and details the information institutions need to develop the nurse navigator role. The author provides clear, concise information that is easy to understand for the novice practitioner.
Audience: The book is directed to breast cancer practitioners who are involved in case management. The author is well known in the field and has nearly 30 years of experience.
Features: In describing the role of nurse navigator, the book provides extensive information on assisting patients through the course of their disease. The author suggests that nurse navigators experience the patient flow process by walking though the treatment appointment. Multiple case studies illustrate positive patient outcomes surrounding different scenarios. Quality outcome measures are also discussed.
Assessment: The book describes in detail the role of the nurse navigator, how to apply it in an institution, and how to measure outcomes. The breast cancer nurse navigator role is new and the book explores this uncharted territory in a clear and concise way.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Amanda L Crock, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book has practical instructions on how to guide breast cancer patients through the course of their treatment.
Purpose: It addresses the responsibilities of a breast cancer navigator and details the information institutions need to develop the nurse navigator role. The author provides clear, concise information that is easy to understand for the novice practitioner.
Audience: The book is directed to breast cancer practitioners who are involved in case management. The author is well known in the field and has nearly 30 years of experience.
Features: In describing the role of nurse navigator, the book provides extensive information on assisting patients through the course of their disease. The author suggests that nurse navigators experience the patient flow process by walking though the treatment appointment. Multiple case studies illustrate positive patient outcomes surrounding different scenarios. Quality outcome measures are also discussed.
Assessment: The book describes in detail the role of the nurse navigator, how to apply it in an institution, and how to measure outcomes. The breast cancer nurse navigator role is new and the book explores this uncharted territory in a clear and concise way.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Amanda L Crock, BSN(University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book has practical instructions on how to guide breast cancer patients through the course of their treatment.
Purpose: It addresses the responsibilities of a breast cancer navigator and details the information institutions need to develop the nurse navigator role. The author provides clear, concise information that is easy to understand for the novice practitioner.
Audience: The book is directed to breast cancer practitioners who are involved in case management. The author is well known in the field and has nearly 30 years of experience.
Features: In describing the role of nurse navigator, the book provides extensive information on assisting patients through the course of their disease. The author suggests that nurse navigators experience the patient flow process by walking though the treatment appointment. Multiple case studies illustrate positive patient outcomes surrounding different scenarios. Quality outcome measures are also discussed.
Assessment: The book describes in detail the role of the nurse navigator, how to apply it in an institution, and how to measure outcomes. The breast cancer nurse navigator role is new and the book explores this uncharted territory in a clear and concise way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763784942
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 736,841
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Starting with the Basics 1

Ch. 2 Getting Started in Your Navigation Role: Where to Begin 21

Ch. 3 A Prerequisite to Navigating a Patient 25

Ch. 4 Measuring Your Impact: How to Measure the Benefits of the Navigator Program Within Your Breast Center 73

Ch. 5 Case Study Example of How a Navigation Program May Be Developed, Implemented, and Its Success Measured 85

App. A Resources for You and Your Patients 111

App. B Creating Your Own Internal and External Resource List 125

App. C Patient Navigator Outreach and Chronic Disease Prevention Act of 2005 127

Index 135

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