CANCER
EDUCATION
TRANSFORMATION
IS ONLY
5 STEPS AWAY

To accomplish the goals set out in the Princess Margaret Cancer Education Strategy, we are working to create a new culture in the spirit of collaboration, integration and leadership. We can and should take a leadership role now in informing, forming and transforming the new health professional as well as truly educating and engaging with patients and caregivers as partners.

Over the next 5 years we are developing a more flexible, adaptive and evolving cancer health professional who will:

  • Be able to deal with complexity and the rapid pace of new learning; be able to use the tsunami of information and address the 17-year gap between research and implementation
  • Embrace the dramatic shifting in roles of all health professionals, patients and caregivers
  • Understand and help to maximize the Patient as Partner - fully engaged in their own care. A professional who understands the critical potential of patient engagement and empowerment
  • Know that the continuum of cancer care is changing rapidly and that as it continues to evolve we must step up and lead the way

WATCH THESE VIDEOS TO BE INSPIRED!

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LEADERS NOW

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SETTING THE BAR

  • Develop leaders through informative, formative and transformative education
  • Engage with global Cancer Education and research leaders
  • Augment clinical training for all trainees with transformative educational opportunities

MILESTONES

  • Develop the Cancer Education Transformation website - TransformCancerEDU.ca - to serve as a hub for information, dialogue and engagement
  • Cancer Education facilitates, develops and publishes curricula for Princess Margaret's Cancer Academy
  • Create Transformative Leadership curricula with global leaders
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REDEFINE

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EXCELLENCE & TEAM

  • Embed interprofessional practice and team-based care in all education initiatives
  • Create a collaborative physical space
  • Develop virtual programs to share innovations and promote dialogue among educators

MILESTONES

  • Creation of inter-professional cancer curricula for each cancer site
  • Establish a Health Professionals Academy with 'Graduates' who become well-rounded clinicians who see patients at the centre
  • Develop new andragogical models for Transformative Cancer Education
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INFORM

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AND EMPOWER PATIENTS & PUBLIC

  • Enhance public facing education resources for patients and families
  • Embed patient and family education best practices into clinical service delivery to support the goals of a high reliability healthcare organization
  • Promote patients and families as partners in care through engaging education modalities

MILESTONES

  • Expand patient and family clinical education pathways to include digital resources
  • Create a central digital repository of resources and distance education tools
  • Develop online orientation for patients to Princess Margaret
  • Engage patients and families in education resource development to foster reciprocal learning
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FORM

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A NEW CULTURE

  • Push the boundaries of 'e' education
  • Create a sustainable infrastructure for online learning
  • Develop asynchronous educational offerings
  • Leverage existing digital platforms to extend the reach of The Princess Margaret professional educational resources globally
  • Foster collaborations with strategic partners to advance the andragogy of 'e' education

MILESTONES

  • Provide digital platforms that enable flexible learning opportunities
  • Create virtual programs to share innovations and promote dialogue
  • Make asynchronous educational offerings available
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TRANSFORM

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THROUGH CONTINUOUS EDUCATION & RESEARCH

  • Develop a committed Education Transformation Leadership Team
  • Innovate through education research and applied implementation
  • Study and disseminate the impact of asynchronous digital education
  • Study and report on partnerships to advance the discourse of globalization in medical education

MILESTONES

  • Develop a Cancer Education Research Collaborative with UHN Education
  • Create a Centre for Cancer Health Literacy Research
  • Expand leadership in Cancer Education publications
  • Support Princess Margaret as a leading center for Simulation in Cancer Education
WE ARE ALL TEACHERS.
WE ARE ALL LEARNERS.
TOGETHER, WE CAN ALL
TRANSFORM CANCER
EDUCATION.
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