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While most cancer programs in the United States report that they employ advanced practitioners (APs), they are often not utilized to the full scope of their abilities in clinical research.
In this episode, Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN, shares the evolution of the advanced practitioner role at her institution, where APs have a larger voice in the research process and clinical trial protocols, serve as champions to advocate for patients and research staff, and collaborate with their team to promote best practices in clinical trial delivery.
“I started advocating for myself and my advanced practitioner colleagues to have a larger voice in clinical trial participation. By increasing our knowledge so we know about the research studies coming in, and working together as a team with physician champions, it’s been a group effort."
Beth Faiman, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN
This mini-podcast—in addition to Episodes 60 and 63—will share key themes from the Summit discussions.
[MINI-PODCAST] Ep 60: Advancing Clinical Trial Equity
Paving the Way for APPs in Clinical Research [Oncology Issues article]
How Oncology Advanced Practitioners Can Enhance Community Oncology Research [On-demand webinar]
Thank you to Pfizer Oncology for their collaboration and support in hosting the ACCC-Harborside Virtual Summit.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s)/faculty member(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of their employer(s) or the Association of Community Cancer Centers.