Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Nurses Can Be Breast-Cancer Patients' GPS

Earlier this week, Karen Garloch, of the Seattle Times, discussed the growth of nurses involvement in what is known as, "patient navigation". Hospitals across the United States are hiring nurses to help patients navigate their way through the medical system including, scheduling doctors' appointments; answering questions patients might have regarding their cancer; as well as counseling patients through this difficult time. With no additional payment required, nurse navigators can provide these complimentary services with no additional financial burdens for the patient.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to read a previous blogpost discussing another article about nurse navigators that appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

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