As an oncology nurse navigator, I find discussing advance health care directives to be one of the hardest conversations to begin, especially when things are going badly for a newRead More
Jenny Marais, RN, BN, OCN, is an oncology nurse navigator for a West Coast health system and author of "Navigating Your Cancer Journey: A Handbook for Cancer Patients and Caregivers by an Oncology Nurse Navigator." She obtained her associate of nursing degree in South Africa in 1988 at the age of 21. She has years of experience working with cancer patients. She has a bachelor's of nursing degree through a distance learning program from the University of Dundee in Scotland, and is oncology nurse certified in the United States. She has applied her 27-plus years of nursing experience to the world of oncology nursing, where she shares her insight into the complexity of cancer care in the United States.