de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Primary Care

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Patient Navigation (PNON01MAY20)


Valrie Hursefield

This course is designed to help regulated health care professionals apply the principles of navigation throughout the cancer care continuum. Participants will learn about theoretical models of patient support and the process of patient adjustment to cancer.  

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List the domains of need, and the phases of need along the cancer trajectory;
  2. Incorporate the Social-Cognitive Transition Model of Adjustment into your practice;
  3. Identify patient communication cues and how to overcome communication barriers;
  4. Apply a patient-centered approach to assessment using tools such as FIFE, ESASr, Canadian Problem Checklist, and Symptom Management Guidelines to provide consistent physical, psychosocial, and practical patent assessments;
  5. Using adult learning principles, apply patient education techniques to learning styles, identify the type of information the patient is seeking, and assess the patient’s readiness to learn;
  6. Use the Calgary Family Assessment tool and the 5 elements of cultural competence to incorporate culturally appropriate care into your practice;
  7. Explain the importance of self-care for the nurse in preventing compassion fatigue and burnout;
  8. Identify social supports and resources in your community to share with patients/families/caregivers.

Course Requirements

To receive a certificate and a 0.5 credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete the following:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Complete all section case studies and forum discussions
  3. Complete final assignment
  4. Complete post-course evaluation

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 to 4 hours per week.

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE


Available to all health care professionals working along the cancer care continuum.


Payment must be received by April 27, 2020.  For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course through My Account by MasterCard or Visa, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
LuCliff Place
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Last Day to Register
Apr 27, 2020
Course Starts
May 4, 2020
Fee (CAD)

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Course Ends
Jul 13, 2020
Last Drop Date
May 8, 2020
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.5 credit under Patient Teaching and Coaching