Carol Bush on Navigators and Healthcare Reform
Carol Bush, BS, RN, Patient Navigator, Midwest Cancer Alliance, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, discusses the role of oncology nurse navigators in healthcare reform.
Bush says that nurse navigators are a crucial piece in healthcare reform. Navigators are responsible for assessing gaps, coordinating care, analyzing data, and planning a full treatment regimen.
Nurse navigators also must focus on prevention, wellness, and patient education. Bush says that this important role makes it an exciting time for navigators.