Vol 2, Issue 12
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy (caSNP) E-News provides information on relevant articles, trends and updates in the fields of navigation and survivorship along with current and upcoming caSNP programs and initiatives.
|News from GW Cancer Institute|
|caSNP Online Academy is Live!|
The GW Cancer Institute's caSNP is excited to announce the launch of our Online Academy! The Online Academy will feature free, on-demand trainings to provide you with the latest in cancer survivorship and navigation research, best practices to deliver patient-centered care and technical assistance to enhance your Comprehensive Cancer Control initiatives. Get started today with our first course, the Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship. To register for the course, visit the Online Academy and use enrollment code ETrain (note, this is case sensitive). #caSNPeTraining #TAPeTraining
caSNP Webinar Archive
Check out the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) Navigation Assessment Tool webinar in our caSNP webinar archive. Presenters provided an overview of the NCCCP tool and its implications for navigation program evaluation. #caSNPwebinar
Join our caSNP LinkedIn Group!
caSNP has a LinkedIn group! We've created this group to serve as a forum for health care professionals to discuss cancer patient navigation, survivorship and patient-centered care. Please join us in sharing best practices and discussing navigation and survivorship issues!
|In the News|
Improving Communication in Cancer Pain Management Nursing: A Randomized Controlled Study Assessing the Efficacy of a Communication Skills Training Program
Published in Supportive Care in Cancer, this article describes the efficacy of a training program aimed at improving nurses' skills on communicating about cancer pain management. Read the article.
Depression (Physician Data Query)
Depression is not the same as feeling sad, but is a condition with its own list of symptoms. Cancer patients may be at high risk for depression. Find out more in this article from the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ).
Shared Medical Appointments in Cancer Survivorship Care: A Review of the Literature
This article, published in the Journal of Oncology Practice, provides a review of the literature on the use of shared medical appointments to improve patient-centered communication to provide quality survivorship care. Read the article.
NCCS Responds to Two Recent Articles Covering the Complexities of Transparency and Shared Decision-Making Issues
This post from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship's
Cancer Policy Matters Blog discusses the complexities of transparency and shared decision-making issues. Read the article
Patient Navigation Moderates Emotion and Information Demands of Cancer Treatment: A Qualitative Analysis
Researchers analyzed the impact of relationships between patients and navigators on meeting the emotional, information and communication needs of breast and colorectal cancer patients. Read the article published in Supportive Care in Cancer.
|Resources for Health Care Professionals|
2015 Could Be a Watershed Year for Oncology Payment Reform - Are You Ready?
On December 9 at 2 p.m. EST, the American Society of Clinical Oncology will host a webinar exploring health care payment reform and will highlight proposed alternative models of payment. Private payer initiatives to payment reform and a discussion of the forces behind changing payment models will also be provided. Register now
Hospitals and Public Health Collaborating to Identify and Implement Population Health Initiatives: What to do after you have the Community Health Needs Assessment?
The Public Health Foundation and the Association for Community Health Improvement will host a webinar on December 9 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss public health and healthcare collaboration using quality improvement methods and tools. Case studies will also be featured highlighting how this approach can improve population health outcomes. Learn more.
The National Cancer Institute provides summaries of data-driven cancer research findings through Health Information National Trends Survey Briefs. The briefs are available in both English and Spanish. Find out more