Ahoy Cancer Patients! You don’t have to go it alone!
Our Veteran Cancer Navigator has been a Lifebuoy for 1000s just like You.
Every ship needs a navigator to guide them through treacherous waters. Your Cancer Survivor-Ship is no different. Your diagnosis requires you to sail in uncharted waters. You can trust a cancer navigator with 46 years’ experience; a navigator who has chartered the way forward for thousands of patients like you.
The Grace Gawler Institute (GGI) offers various cancer navigation services.
We suggest beginning with a 30-minute Video Call to ascertain your needs and how we can best help you.
What is a Grace Gawler Institute (GGI) Cancer Navigator?
Understanding GGI’s Unique Cancer Navigation Services:
It is in your interest to be well informed with regards to our services. The best way to understand the services offered by the Grace Gawler Institute (GGI) is to thoroughly read the pages on the menus and submenus of this website. The home page outlines my very unique approach. Please read in detail.
GGI offers 2 tiers:
1. Initial 30 minute video call consultation to chart options available when enrolled in a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan.
2. The Cancer Survivorship Care Plans Services – long term support & management.
Defining Cancer Navigation: It is important you know what a GGI Cancer Navigator can offer you. The GGI Navigator differs from…
Nurse Navigators: Senior advanced practice registered nurses, usually attached to a hospital, who provide a vital service for patients who have complex health conditions and require a high degree of comprehensive, clinical care.
Medical Tourism Operators: Representatives who book patients for medical destinations overseas (for a fee) but do not navigate you through and beyond the process.
A Grace Gawler Institute Cancer Navigator acts as an Independent Consultant
Your navigator’s focus is on your survivorship and wellbeing
Aims to form a close, trusted & personal therapeutic alliance with you.
Researches on your behalf & advises you through the important decisions.
Advocates for you – with doctors, clinics and medical systems.
Helps bridge gaps in communication between all your practitioners
Liaises with oncology & other practitioners on your behalf.
Manages the whole picture of your health and cancer recovery.
Know your Cancer Navigator!
It is imperative you know about the diverse experience, training and background of any qualified integrative doctor, naturopath or other person who is advising you about Cancer Navigation.
You need to ask them about previous patients, published results on their work, how many patients with your cancer type have they assisted etc?
In other words, you need to question them and not take their information at face value. Again; be discerning!
Your life depends upon the experience, skill, integrity, authenticity, information, and quality of guidance provided by your Cancer Navigator. Therefore it is important you take the time to visit the following pages to learn more about why you might choose me as your Cancer Navigator: We strongly suggest you get to know your cancer navigator’s background. Grace’s milestones and About Grace Gawler
The GGI Cancer Navigator advises patients in a unique collaborative partnership
What we can achieve together – as navigator & patient
Grace says, “My unique approach is highly personalised, dedicated and requires continuity and communication from you, the patient. These attributes are essential to build a strong therapeutic relationship.
An approach like mine can only be achieved by dedicated longevity in the field, decades working at the cancer coalface. Each patients case and story is different; a puzzle waiting to be understood and assembled.
There is a no convincing policy in the Grace Gawler Institute’s approach. It is not my job to convince you to work with me. If we both think that I can value add to your cancer recovery we can explore how we might work together; starting with a Video Consultation“
The GGI champions Partnership or Collaborative Cancer Medicine
Partnership Medicine or “Slow Medicine” takes time, empathy & expertise for GP’s & oncologist to practise the true Art of Medicine. The medical experts who most appreciate GGI Cancer Navigation Services; importantly; all practise in this manner. They prioritise the person in personalised medicine!
These skilled and valued colleagues are the professionals to whom we refer for second opinions or innovative medicine options when patients fail conventional treatments.
Our expert colleagues know and trust that we will catch patients from falling through the cracks, whilst helping them to bridge the gaps in medical systems.
When partnership medicine fails to be utilised – Patients will divert to alternative practitioners who will often listen and empathise very well, but do not have the skill set and training to advise cancer patients about treatments.