Implementing the role of patient-navigator nurse at a university hospital centre.

@article{Fillion2006ImplementingTR,
  title={Implementing the role of patient-navigator nurse at a university hospital centre.},
  author={Lise Fillion and Marie de Serres and Richard Lapointe-Goupil and Isabelle Bairati and Pierre R. Gagnon and Mich{\'e}le Deschamps and Jos{\'e}e Savard and François Meyer and Luc B{\'e}langer and Georges Demers},
  journal={Canadian oncology nursing journal = Revue canadienne de nursing oncologique},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={11-7, 5-10}
}
A profile of the role and functions of an oncology patient-navigator nurse (OPN) and the preliminary phases to implementing this role within a team specializing in oncology are first presented. This is followed by a qualitative study that provides a descriptive assessment for implementing an initial OPN in the head and neck oncology area of a university hospital centre (UHC) with a supraregional model for oncology. Three groups of stakeholders (individuals with cancer and families, caregivers… CONTINUE READING