Navigating Your Young Breast Cancer Patients’ Emotional Health

The Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) hosted an hour-long webinar in September 2022 to learn more about the unique needs of young breast cancer patients and how to support your patients as they navigate breast cancer and emotional health. 

Navigators who view this archived program will gain knowledge of:

  • Unique issues faced by young women with breast cancer (early stage and metastatic), including the impact of the pandemic
  • Emotional topics most frequently voiced as issues of concern by young women with breast cancer
  • Signs of emotional health concerns related to breast cancer and the pandemic
  • Barriers, including those related to health equity, which may impact the emotional health of young women with breast cancer
  • Tools and resources to support the emotional health of young women with breast cancer

Archived webinar link


Toolkit Description:

The American Cancer Society (ACS), the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the Merck Foundation collaborated on a toolkit to facilitate patient navigation programs in the integration of 35 metrics identified and documented by AONN+ in 2015.

This toolkit summarizes how to use metrics effectively; includes pilot study that used 10 of the 35 metrics. Provides clear case studies and excellent background for how and why evaluation and tracking metrics are needed in patient navigation programs.

This toolkit will provide navigators with guidance on how to select, implement, report, and utilize navigation metrics as they engage in quality/ performance improvement and strategic decision- making.

The toolkit will illustrate how navigators can elevate their work by:

  • Diving deeper into the use of metrics
  • Investing in stakeholder relationships performance improvement leaders
  • Engaging information technology and Creating dashboards to capture and manage navigation outcomes
  • Using metrics to implement performance improvement initiatives for navigation

Audience: Administrators, patient navigation supervisory staff, patient navigators