Role of the Navigator

Explaining Your Role as an Oncology Navigator

Ryan Soisson, MA Phil, MA HR, offers advice to oncology navigators who have colleagues that have difficulty understanding their role.

How Oncology Team Members May React to Difficult Conversations

When difficult conversations arise in the workplace, oncology colleagues may experience different reactions.

Creating Unity on a Cancer Care Team

Oncology navigators can serve as the point person to unite their cancer care teams and provide better patient care.

Developing Skills to Hold Difficult Conversations

Ryan Soisson, MA Phil, MA HR, shares how oncology navigators can use their empathy to address conflict among oncology colleagues.

Barriers to Open Communication on Care Teams

Oncology navigators may face barriers when engaging in difficult conversations about workplace conflict among their colleagues.

Benefits of Addressing Workplace Conflict in Oncology Care

Addressing workplace conflict allows oncology navigators and multidisciplinary care teams to provide better care for their patients.

Common Issues of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Teams

Cancer care teams may have trouble integrating their individual roles into a team approach. Ryan Soisson, MA Phil, MA HR, addresses these common barriers.

A Team Approach to Care

To provide quality care, a good team dynamic is essential among the multidisciplinary cancer care team.

The Mental Health of Oncology Navigators

Oncology navigators need to set boundaries with their patients and their colleagues to ensure their mental health is a priority.

Oncology Professionals Need to Take Measures to Preserve Mental Health

Working in oncology can take a toll on one's mental health; oncology navigators should take measures to avoid burnout and preserve their mental health.