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Navigators and Social Workers: Complementary Roles

October 17, 2019 | Video Library | Coordination of Care/Care Transitions
Featuring:
Steve Pitman, JD
President, Board of Directors
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lake Forest, California
Steve Pittman believes it's important for oncology navigators and social workers to work together to best serve their patients.
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