Welcome to the Fundamentals to Patient Navigation course. This basic course is designed to help you understand more about this growing role on health care teams around the world, and to learn the necessary skills for being a patient navigator. Patient navigation has been proven to help patients access and move through the health care system in a supportive manner. Through this course you will gain an understanding of the competencies and skills needed by patient navigators; develop patient navigation basic skills; learn how to use communication skills to build rapport with patients; explore the connection between patient navigation and basic motivational interviewing; and examine the barriers to care and how patient navigation is used to break through those barriers. This course will take you through eight concise modules. The course is structured to provide you with the competencies and skills necessary for patient navigators to perform in a health care setting. It is recommended that you take this course if you have a desire to educate, support, and empower patients during vulnerable moments in their lives.
Competencies and Skills
Developing Basic Patient Navigation Skills
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Basic Techniques of Motivational Interviewing
Barriers to Care
Provide Quality Care
10 Multiple Choice Questions
Dr. Christine Thorpe is Founder of Cris Simone Consulting Group (crisscg.com) which provides training, research and education to health and human services organizations. Her overall aim is to assist agencies and organizations in enhancing their capacity to effectively address the needs of their target populations.
Dr. Thorpe is a certified wellness coach and health education specialist with more than 15 years experience in the health and human services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Syracuse University, a Doctor of Education in health education and a Master of Education degree in international educational development from Teachers College Columbia University.