CaSNP E-News Issue #11 November 2013

"I was very fortunate to participate in navigation and survivorship training at George Washington University Cancer Institute in September, 2013 and found the Institute to be very informative and a great help to anyone advocating for cancer patients and improved quality of care." ~ Jeffrey B. Diamond

 
 
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In This Issue
Social Media Webinar
E-Learning Series
Oncology Nurse Award
In the News
HCPs Resources
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Health Care Professionals' Attitudes Towards Social Media Usage Survey Results
 
The GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy will host a  free webinar, November 20, 2013 at noon ET, that will highlight the findings from the recently administered Health Care Professionals' Attitudes Towards Social Media Usage Survey. 
 Register today!
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to participants for each 1-hour module.

 

GWCI Survivorship Navigator A Finalist for the Oncology Nurse Excellence Award
 Congratulations to GWCI's Elizabeth Hatcher, RN, BSN, 
and the three other  outstanding finalists 
for the Oncology Nurse Excellence Award! 
The winner will be announced on  November 15 at the 
4th Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators Meeting in Memphis, TN.
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caSNP E-News Issue: # 11  November 2013
 
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.
In the News
Opportunities and New Realities in Cancer Care: A White Paper on Oncologist/Hospital Integration in the ACA Era  
 
Developed by the Association of Community Cancer Centers, this white paper provides information on cancer care decision-making, cost impacts and delivery of care affecting cancer care providers, cancer programs and patients. Read the white paper.


U.S. Cancer Statistics:1999-2010 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report

The federal government recently released the U.S. Cancer Statistics for 1999-2010 that contains the official federal statistics on cancer incidence and mortality.  View the Statistics. 

Perspectives on Surveillance and Survivorship: When to Make the Transition

The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network featured an article on the challenges of providing survivorship care and determining the ideal time to transition patients from oncology to primary care. Read the full article. 

Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

Published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, this article assesses the process and challenges of creating and implementing survivorship care plans from the oncology staff and primary care physician perspective.  Read the full article. 

How They Did It: George Washington University Cancer Institute Works to Deliver Patient-Centered Care

The Oncology Times featured an article about GWCI's efforts to improve patient-centered programs and exceed the Commission on Cancer's new accreditation standards.  The article is based on an Innovator Award presented at the Association of Community Cancer Centers' Conference, Oct. 2-5, 2013, in Boston, MA.  Read the full article. 
Resources for Health Care Professionals
Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program 

This two-year educational program, a joint project between the Yale School of Nursing and American Psychosocial Oncology Society, will prepare cancer care clinicians to develop and implement a comprehensive distress screening in their practice environments.Deadline for applications is November 15, 2013.  Submit your application today!
 
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The GW Cancer Institute's
Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy

 www.gwcancerinstitute.org 
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