What are Patient Navigators?
The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center has Patient Navigators who are health care professionals that work closely with patients and their families from the moment a cancer diagnosis is given to the end of the treatment plan. Patient Navigators combine the skills of nurses and social workers to assess patients' physical, emotional, social and economic situations.
How can Patient Navigators help you and your family?
Help you to understand your cancer and your treatment
Provide education and answer questions
Communicate with physicians
Assure pain and nutritional needs are addressed
Provide information on support groups and counseling within the community
Help with practical matters such as transportation, home services and financial assistance
Offer emotional support
Provide information on management of treatment side effects
Be a familiar face and a shoulder to lean on throughout your care
Let us help you through this difficult time. Call a Patient Navigator at 410-543-7000 or 1-866-9CANCER (922-6237).
BSN, RN, CBEC, CBPN-IC