December 2012 VOL 3, NO 6

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Panel Discussion: Building Optimal Community Outreach— Lay and Community

Jean B. Sellers, RN, MSN
Leah Leilani Beck, BS
Jessica Denton, MSW

Three models of navigation—academic, community based, and lay—were discussed by Ms Sellers. Ms Beck discussed the special needs of Pacific Islanders involving colorectal cancer education, screening, and navigation. She also showed how a standard cancer care continuum road map could be modified to an ideal road map in light of her institution’s clinical­–community partnership by including cultural sensitivity, identification and provision of resources, education, families, and support groups. Ms Denton defined patient navigation from a social work perspective and discussed the American Cancer Society Community and Hospital Partnership program.

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