Implementation of a Theory-based, Non-clinical Patient Navigator Program to Address Barriers in an Urban Cancer Center Setting

TitleImplementation of a Theory-based, Non-clinical Patient Navigator Program to Address Barriers in an Urban Cancer Center Setting
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFleisher L, Miller S, Crookes D, Kandadai V, Wen KY, Slamon R, Chaivous J
JournalJournal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship
Volume3
Issue3
Date Published06/2012
Abstract

Cancer patients face a myriad of psychosocial and practical issues. Especially challenging is the time from an initial diagnosis to the onset of treatment, and patient navigation services are important to guide patients, especially underserved populations, through this maze of uncertainty. Here we report on the Pennsylvania Patient Navigator Demonstration Project (PaPND) designed to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility, and impact of a culturally and linguistically appropriate nonclinical navigator program.