de Souza Institute
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Cancer Survivorship: Partnering with Patients to Improve Their Experience (SURV03JAN20)


Aronela Benea

This survivorship course is suitable for all regulated health care professionals working with cancer survivors in the hospital or community setting.  An outstanding team of interprofessional educators contributed to the content development addressing general survivorship issues common to all cancer types.  The team was led by Dr. Pam Catton (MHPC, MD, FRCPC), Director, Collaborative Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre and ELLICSR research program and Scott Secord (MSW, RSW), Director, Person Centred Perspective at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

The course takes a patient-centred approach focusing on best practices and strategies to enable patients in self-management and self-care in the three core areas of survivorship: managing their health care, dealing with the consequences of cancer and its treatment, and adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours. The course includes eight modules and is interactive. Upon completion of the course you will receive 0.5 credits in the domain of Therapeutic and Supportive Relationships.

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the challenges cancer survivors might face post cancer treatment in the following four domains: physical, emotional, social and spiritual.
  2. Explain the rationale for post treatment cancer care to cancer survivors and what would be included in the post treatment care.
  3. Direct survivors to appropriate self-management resources and supports.
  4. Provide helpful tips to manage common side effects of cancer and treatment.
  5. Identify strategies that can be utilized to promote wellness after cancer treatment.
  6. Identify opportunities and develop a personal plan to build stronger practices in survivorship care.

Course Requirement

To receive a certificate and a 0.5 credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Complete all eLearning modules
  3. Participate in weekly discussion forums
  4. Complete the final exam and unit quizzes
  5. Complete the post-course evaluation

Time Commitment: 25 hours

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE


Available to all health care professionals working along the cancer care continuum.


Payment must be received by January 20, 2020. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course online using a credit card, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Last Day to Register
Jan 20, 2020
Course Starts
Jan 27, 2020
Fee (CAD)

Registration is closed.

Course Ends
Apr 6, 2020
Last Drop Date
Jan 31, 2020
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.5 credit under Therapeutic and Supportive Relationships