Smith Center’s Approach to Patient Navigation
Our unique approach to navigation is designed to help people engage their own innate healing responses to live better and potentially longer lives. Our goal is to empower each person to take a more active role in their healing and well-being through education, information, assistance with resources, and emotional support.
We meet each individual wherever they are in dealing with their cancer, and work alongside them to make the experience less stressful and more in alignment with their lives. In other words, we adapt the system to the patient, so that the unique needs and circumstances of each individual are addressed.
Our integrative navigation model advocates the use of integrative therapies that can support the individual physically in better coping with the side effects of cancer and its treatments as well as in recovery. We also offer many creative resources that address the emotional and spiritual issues raised by a cancer diagnosis, offering opportunities for healing on all levels.