Coming Alongside a Patient Throughout their Cancer Journey: A Constructivist Grounded Theory of Cancer Patient Navigation from the Perspective of Registered Nurses in the Navigator Role
Cancer patient navigation has become an important aspect of cancer care to support and guide patients through the health care system. In Canada, registered nurses commonly take on this role. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the process of cancer patient navigation from the perspective of registered nurses who work in the navigator role. Using constructivist grounded theory methodology, I interviewed nine cancer patient navigators in the province of Alberta, to examine their experiences and perspectives of their role. I analyzed the data using constant comparison and six interrelated categories emerged. This analysis led to the co-construction of the theory of Coming Alongside a Patient Throughout Their Cancer Journey. Findings from this study bring a new understanding of navigation as a process and highlight a different conceptualization of time, which sets this study apart from other research.
Vimy, K. (2017). Coming Alongside a Patient Throughout their Cancer Journey: A Constructivist Grounded Theory of Cancer Patient Navigation from the Perspective of Registered Nurses in the Navigator Role (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25355