PINK WEEK: The Important Role of Nurse Navigators
Mae is in the studio with Rachel McConachie, a Dignity Health director of oncology services, talking about nurse navigation. Cancer patients are assigned a nurse navigator who guide them through the cancer care process and act as a liaison among caregivers and physicians. They act as a personal support to the patient and explain what is happening during their care. This relationship helps make this overwhelming journey a little less frightening.