What is nurse navigation?
"Support and guidance offered to vulnerable persons with abnormal cancer screening or a cancer diagnosis with the goal of overcoming barriers to timely, quality care." (Wells et all, 2008)
Who is a nurse navigator?
A trained individual who has the necessary skills and have the appropriate qualities to act as compassionate, effective guide in bridging the gaps to help patients, their caregivers, and their families.
GSH Proposed Navigation Model
Screening /Diagnosis---> Treatment---> Survivorship
Getting into Contact
Oncology Nurse Navigation has proven to be beneficial for cancer patients in reducing barriers, decreasing stress, empowering patients and to provide a sense of security in a very scary time of their lives.
The Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center nurse navigators can be called upon at any time in a cancer patient's journey.
For more information, call Lynne Beckstead at 308.865.7295, Marcia Stephens at 308.865.7883 or Shanna Gillming at 308.865.7294.