Patient Navigation and Healthcare Delivery Models
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Patient navigation services are designed to target barriers to cancer screening and treatment and ultimately improve outcomes among vulnerable populations. This session will address key considerations for developing a patient navigation program and will present data on the effects of various patient navigation programs and specific activities on outcomes such as increased cancer screening and follow-up after an abnormal cancer screening test. Attendees will also learn about employment-related issues for cancer patients and survivors.
Session Objectives: Describe key considerations for designing a patient navigation program for colorectal screening.
Evaluate the effects of a tailored patient navigation intervention versus a standard mailed intervention and usual care group on colorectal screening adherence rates.
Evaluate the effects of a theory driven, culturally sensitive patient navigation program for Latinas with breast cancer.
Identify employment-related issues for individuals diagnosed with cancer including legal rights and benefits available to patients.
Analyze the impact of various navigation tasks and activities on time to diagnostic evaluation of an abnormal cancer screening test.
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Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Community Health Workers
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)