Patient Navigation and Advocacy Series

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Patient Navigation and Advocacy Series

This continuous course consists of two parts:

Part 1 Begins January 11, 2014 – March 29, 2014: meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday for 33 hours on campus lecture, 37 hours online instruction

Part 2 Begins April 8, 2014 – June 28, 2014: meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday for 33 hours on campus lecture, 37 hours online instruction, with additional field experience

To Register: call 360-383-3200 or                                                                                       go to whatcom.ctc.edu/continuinged  and click on nursing and allied health

Questions: Cindy Burman-Woods at 383-3192 or cwoods@whatcom.ctc.edu

Course Description: Emphasis on preparing both licensed and lay persons to provide patient advocacy and navigation services. Students identify the trends, roles, and challenges in the coordination of care; refine and practice effective communication techniques used with vulnerable patients and patient care teams.  This course focuses on identifying barriers to accessing healthcare and ways to navigate past them.  Students learn behavioral change strategies, behavioral health concepts, phases of chronic disease and ways to manage disease.  The course also covers community, financial, social, and physical resources that a navigator will use to improve patient care.  Part 2 of the course includes a field experience.

 

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