Oncology Advanced Practitioners Help Provide the Best Cancer Care

November 22, 2016

Wendy Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP, is an oncology nurse practitioner at Wellmont Cancer Institute in Kingsport, Tennessee. She is a board-certified advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and a certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cancer care is complex, and properly caring for people with cancer requires the expertise of lots of health care professionals to deliver the best care. This group of professionals working together is called a multidisciplinary team. One of those professionals on the multidisciplinary team is the oncology advanced practitioner. An oncology advanced practitioner is a licensed health care professional who has completed advanced training in nursing or pharmacy or has completed training as a physician assistant.

In this podcast, oncology nurse practitioner Wendy Vogel discusses oncology advanced practitioners and what they do in the care of people with cancer. share on twitter 

Major Discussion Points

  • What is an oncology advanced practitioner [1:41]?

  • A study showed that almost all cancer patients were highly satisfied with the services provided by oncology advanced practitioners [2:27].

  • Advanced practitioners perform many duties in the care of people with cancer [2:43]

For more information, please visit the ASCO Educational Book article from which this podcast was based.

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