Patient Navigator in cancer care—A specialized oncology nurse role that contributes to high-quality, person-centred care experiences and clinical efficiencies




  • Individuals with cancer and their families are entitled to receive navigation supports from specialized oncology nurses to support their often-complex trajectories of care across multiple healthcare systems.
  • Specialized oncology nurses provide targeted supports and strategies to coordinate their care within systems and overcome barriers to care to individuals with cancer and their families. 
  • Specialized oncology nurses employed in roles that primarily focus on patient navigation in cancer care, improve outcomes such as improved access to care, continuity of care, clinical efficiencies, patient engagement and improved patient experience.  

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