SURGICAL NAVIGATOR The role of the surgical nurse navigator: A case scenario

Lorraine DeGrace


The purpose of this brief article is to outline the different tasks that encompass the role of a nurse navigator in surgical oncology at the Ages Cancer Assessment Clinic (CAC) and highlight the tools that are used to streamline care to make it an agreeable experience from referral through the post-operative period for the patient and their family. It is anticipated this information could be of interest to other cancer programs that are considering improvements in their surgical oncology patient experience.

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