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Patient Navigation and Supportive Cancer Care

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In a sense, the essence of patient navigation is support. Concepts of psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual human needs and strategies used to satisfy needs and adapt to demands and changes have been described by Maslow [1]. The concept of need is equated to necessity, an essential condition, not simply a deficiency [2]. In the event of extreme life events, such as the diagnosis of cancer, tasks associated with meeting personal needs may require skills that exceed an individual’s capabilities, in which case help and support from another person is necessary to satisfy unmet needs [2]. Hébert and Fillion [2, 3] reason the concept of need is the basis of patient-centered care and suggest that navigators not only detect needs but also devise and implement strategies to satisfy those needs.

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  • Patient Navigation
  • Navigation Model
  • Navigation Program
  • Diagnostic Resolution

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