“As many patients with cancer know all too well, paying for cancer therapies can present serious financial difficulties, which have recently been labeled as ‘financial toxicity,’ the newest type of serious side effects associated with cancer therapy.” According to Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, co-founder of AONN+, program director, and head of the AONN+ leadership council.
Patients and health care providers may be unaware, however, of programs and services available to alleviate some of the costs and burdens. To support patients and nurse navigators, AONN+ has published the First Annual Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services in their patient voice magazine, CONQUER.
Every nurse navigator we have talked to has mentioned that helping patients pay for cancer treatment is one of the many ways they provide support. With this guide, nurse navigators can better assist patients to become more aware of the many financial support services available to them.
View the guide and all its resources at conquer-magazine.com
Resources, such as this guide, not only help to improve patient outcomes, but they also amplify the important role nurse navigators already play on the cancer care team. Pharma marketers, nurse educators, and sales representatives who develop ways to help nurse navigators support their patients are seen as valuable resources.
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