In 2015, The GW Cancer Center (formerly the GW Cancer Institute) created the first consensus-based competencies for oncology patient navigators without a clinical license, which was accompanied by the Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals and an accompanying guide in English and Spanish.
View the Visual Executive Summary of the Guide for Patient Navigators *NEW*
View the Guide for Patient Navigators*UPDATED 2022*
View the Spanish Guide for Patient Navigators *UPDATED 2022*
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Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals was reviewed in 2021. The following document provides important updates for patient navigators taking the training after 2020.
Given the training and guide’s international reach and potential application, we also offer suggestions for where to adapt with regional-specific resources, along with the training slides to tailor to your region and audience.