Our Integrative Cancer Care Model

Smith Center’s unique Integrative Navigation Model reflects our philosophy that every individual has the ability and right to thrive and maintain hope even in the face of life’s most difficult challenges. We have translated our model for use in both community and hospital based settings.

Our model uses a patient-centered approach: we meet each individual wherever they are in their lives and work to adapt the medical system to meet their unique needs and to allow for healing in whatever way is meaningful to them.

Our goal is to walk with the patient on this journey for as long as it takes. Our navigators serve as compassionate guides, shepherding each individual from a negative space of helplessness to a more positive, empowering place, regardless of the outcome of their illness. This is done from a firm foundation that offers knowledge, skill building, access to both medical and complementary resources, compassionate listening, and spiritual support.

Integrative Navigation Model

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