Guiding Your Young Breast Cancer Patients Through Financial Distress

March 22, 2018
12:00pm to 01:00pm
2018-03-22 12:00:00 2018-03-22 13:00:00 America/New_York Guiding Your Young Breast Cancer Patients Through Financial Distress  

Young people diagnosed with breast cancer face a considerable financial burden from high medical expenses.
During this free webinar, Stephanie Merce Boecher, RN, OCN, MSN, BSN, BA and Rachel Faustner, BBM will discuss the unique financial issues that come with diagnosis at a young age and give you techniques for speaking with your patients about unforeseen financial distress.
The experiences and needs of young women affected by breast cancer will be highlighted.


Stephanie Merce Boecher, RN, OCN, MSN, BSN, BA
Director of Oncology and Neuroscience Services
Advocate Sherman Comprehensive Cancer Care Center

Ms. Boecher has served as the nurse executive for the hospital’s nurse navigation and survivorship standardization project for the past 3 years, implementing improvements in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network distress thermometer processes, navigation documentation and electronic medical record, quality metrics, survivorship, education, community needs assessment, and navigation job descriptions. Read more.

Rachel Faustner, BBM
Oncology Financial Navigator 
Advocate Sherman Cancer Care Center

Rachel Faustner, BBM has been an employee of Advocate Sherman Hospital for the past 20 years. With the assistance of both Stephanie Merce Boecher, RN, OCN, MSN, BSN, BA, the director of oncology and neuroscience services, and Dan Sherman, founder and director of the NaVectis Group, Ms. Faustner has created a successful financial navigation program that serves all the patients treated at the cancer care center. Read more.

Josephine Rizo

Josephine was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation at the age of 37, just two months after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Her mother’s diagnosis was stage IV. Jospehine is currently her mom’s caregiver, in addition to working as a case manager for pharmaceutical company processing re-enrollments for an oncology medicine. Read more.


FREE CEU's Available!
We will be providing free CEUs for the first 300 nurses and 300 social workers who register. 

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886556304-1429) for 1 continuing education contact hours. 

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