CCO Navigator Tanyia Cavers on Connecting the Dots for Patients (Part 2)

September 26, 2013

In this video (part 2 of 2), Tanyia Cavers of Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) describes her work as a nurse navigator at Lakeridge Health – providing  communication, coordination and continuity for patients and their families moving through the system.  Her central priority, she says, is to empower them so they can make informed decisions. Cavers also outlines how CCO follows patients for five years posttreatment, and discusses the future of the navigator role.

This front-line interview – along with a high-level one with CCO executive  Esther Green about the organization’s wide use of professional navigators – adds context and further insight to The Change Foundation’s report, Health System Navigators: Band-Aid or Cure?

Watch the first part of this video.


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