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Peer Navigator, Prostate Cancer Peer Navigation Program

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Peer Navigators are prostate cancer patient survivors who have completed a six-module online training program to prepare them for their role as a peer support person. Would you like to participate? Read on!

What is unique about Prostate Cancer Peer Navigation? How is it distinct from other types of support for cancer patients? The training Peer Navigators have received dissociates their service from that which Self Help Groups (tumor-specific support groups) offer among their members. Peer Navigation is not meant to compete with Support Groups. Prostate cancer patients who seek one on one support but feel more comfortable with a fellow cancer patient may prefer a peer navigator over a health care professional. Similarly, family caregivers of prostate cancer patients whether it is the spouse or another relative or close person who takes care of the patient, are invited to connect to a Peer Caregiver Navigator.

Peer Navigation Support or Peer Caregiver Support can be provided either in person, on the phone or online, depending on the preferences of the person seeking support and the geographical situation. This program had been awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada and is funded by the Movember Foundation. Participation requires consent to complete 2 questionnaires as part of the implementation study.

For further information or if you’d like to participate, visit peernavigation.truenth.ca, email Dr. Arminee Kazanjian’s team from UBC School of Population and Public Health at peer.navigation@ubc.ca or call us at (604) 827-1831.

 

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