Patient navigation has arisen quickly as a new health profession with great heterogeneity of background, training, roles, and practices.
The cancer care system suffers from unevenly distributed resources, variability in practice, workforce constraints, and misaligned financial incentives. (PDF) Quality Cancer Care. A quality cancer care system is equitable, patient-centered, safe, effective, and timely.
Survivorship care plans (SCPs)—documents intended to improve care for cancer survivors who have completed active treatment—are required, yet implementation is poor.
Patient navigation has expanded as a promising approach to improve cancer care coordination and patient adherence.
Purpose Patient navigation has emerged as a promising strategy in reducing disparities among diverse cancer patients. However, little is known about navigators’ own perspectives on their roles in providing culturally competent care.
Patient navigators play a critical role in working across interdisciplinary cancer teams and guiding patient care throughout the cancer continuum.
There is a growing number of post-treatment cancer survivors in the USA. Cancer survivors can have a variety of care needs and health care professionals must be prepared to meet these needs.
Brittany Wilbourn presented on a Molecular Epidemiology panel at the 2018 DC CFAR Research Symposium highlighting the DC Cohort.