This study analyzed the overlap between roles and activities that health care navigators perform and competencies identified by the Medical Library Association's (MLA's) educational policy statement. Roles and activities that health care navigators perform were gleaned from published literature. Once common roles and activities that health care navigators perform were identified, MLA competencies were mapped against those roles and activities to identify areas of overlap. The greatest extent of correspondence occurred in patient empowerment and support. Further research is warranted to determine the extent to which health sciences librarians might assume responsibility for roles and activities that health care navigators perform.
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Huber, Jeffrey T.; Shapiro, Robert M. II; Burke, Heather J.; and Palmer, Aaron, "Enhancing the Care Navigation Model: Potential Roles for Health Sciences Librarians" (2014). Information Science Faculty Publications. 11.