Compassion: The Keen Awareness of the Interdependence of All Things

AONN+ Blog published on June 1, 2022 in Membership
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C
Executive Director of Life with Cancer and Patient Experience
Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI)
Fairfax, VA

Think of the 3 most important people in your life and make sure you know who they are before you keep reading. Pause. Take a breath. Did you make the list?

As navigators, we are always helping others. We help patients and their families navigate complex medical systems. We help them learn new–sometimes scary–terminology, work to navigate the anxiety that comes with a new diagnosis, teach patients and families how to take care of themselves with new limitations, adjust to a new normal, and sometimes even prepare for the end of their life.

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