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Application for Online Discussion of Cancer Health Services Research Priorities

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Open to Patients partners across Canada

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The CCRA ( is currently engaged in a process to prepare a series of recommendations for research funders on priority areas for funding in cancer health services research. We are engaging with several key stakeholder groups to gather input. I am writing to request your assistance in helping us to recruit cancer patients, survivors and family members/caregivers who may be interested in contributing to this work.

We are looking to engage people from across the country and will be holding five regional online discussions in mid-September. Interested persons will need to apply (online questionnaire) by September 8th.

Persons selected for the online discussions will be required to complete some pre-work, will be reimbursed ($100), and will be acknowledged in the final report. People not selected (we are looking to diversify the discussion groups so not everyone who applies may be selected), will have an opportunity to complete a survey to contribute their voice.

The survey will be distributed later in the fall.

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Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.