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Inspired by the passion

The first few months since joining the BC Cancer Agency have flown by. I am enjoying my new role—every day is different and presents new challenges. I have travelled to all six of our centres and meeting so many of our staff, who are passionate about making the system better, has been the most inspiring part of my job. 

I also spend a fair amount of time working with the BC Cancer...

What‘s Next: Navigation and Survivorship Research at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre

In wrapping up my posts as guest blogger for the month of May, I would like to tell you about our current activities and the new directions our research is taking.

In April 2013, the navigation research program joined forces with a larger team of researchers and health care providers to form a new research centre called the Alex & Jo Campbell Patient and Family Support Centre. This...

A Systems Approach to Navigation Research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre

Previously, I have shared with you two models of navigation: lay navigation and virtual navigation. This week, I would like to introduce the population-based navigation model to you. This approach, which is also known as systems-based navigation, focuses on how organizations such as the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre function to support...

Working Towards a Model of Self-Navigation for Cancer Patients

In my last post, I shared with you the research work I have been doing with respect to lay navigation. This week, I would like to tell you about another model for navigation: self navigation using technology or virtual navigation. This model is one of four models that have been identified by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer as a means for improving...

My Navigation Research at the BC Cancer Agency

For the past four years, my research has been focused on patient navigation. The concept of patient navigation emerged from the United States and the work of Dr. Harold Freemen who discovered that if he engaged the African American women of Harlem, New York, who had been through screening and treatment to connect with other women in their community, he...

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