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Oncology Nurse Navigation: Expansion of the Navigator Role Through Telehealth.

PMID: 32441701 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1188/20.cjon.s1.24-31 (read at publisher's website )

Kimberlee Emfield Rowett, Deborah Christensen,

BACKGROUND:Residents of communities without local access to clinical oncology care face significant challenges that can be addressed through the use of technology. Teleoncology uses secure, interactive video- and audioconferencing and telephone communication to remotely deliver quality cancer care. OBJECTIVES:This article introduces the role of the oncology nurse navigator (ONN) as a collaborative caregiver and virtual resource for patients and teleoncology providers. METHODS:The literature on telehealth, nurse navigation, and teleoncology was reviewed to describe the ONN role and its integration with eHealth technologies. FINDINGS:As a member of the interprofessional provider team, the ONN works collaboratively with patients and their family members and serves as a virtual resource. The ONN also provides clinical communication among clinical oncology providers and support staff. The ONN supports eHealth as a method of providing clinical care to patients close to their homes.

Clin J Oncol Nurs (Clinical journal of oncology nursing)
[2020, 24(3):24-31]

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